HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Imagine going to your faucet and filling a glass of water and having to think twice about drinking it? That’s how some people here in are living.
It’s been this way since last month, after water samples from a manufacturing company here in the village tested positive for high levels of a chemical called PFOA.
They say it’s no way to live, so tonight the village is holding an open meeting here at the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The state and county Departments of Health as well as other agencies are expected to be here.
In the meantime, people who live here can go to Tops supermarket and pick up bottled water at no cost to them.
PFOA is a potentially harmful chemical, the American Cancer Society says high levels of it are linked to a number of diseases. I’ll tell you which ones, coming up.