Emails Show Early Confusion Over Hoosick Falls Water Pollution

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A string of rare cancer deaths in Hoosick Falls has residents concerned about their water supply.  (Photo Credit: timesunion)

Article courtesy of Brendan J. Lyons | Feb 8, 2016 | timesunion| Shared as educational material

After months of delays, the state health department of New York notified the public of a toxic chemical contamination in Hoosick Falls’ water system. Documents show that the EPA was aware of the contamination, yet the information was never forwarded to the correction regional administrator. The contaminant is called PFOA and is found in non-stick coatings. Prolonged exposure could have serious side effects for residents, leaving many questions as to why there was such a delay in notifying the public. Read more here:

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