May 10, 2023

Update On PFOA Water Contamination In Poestenkill

Though they have found two dozen private wells in addition to the middle school with elevated levels of the PFOA forever chemical, the State Department of Environmental Conservation has not been able to find any commercial or industrial source for the pollution. They believe it is due to the activities of the local schools and residents, including contamination from private septic systems. The Town will hold a meeting on May 11 to discuss a new public water district, plus DEC will hold an informational meeting at the middle school on the 18th. Town Board member Eric Wohlleber discusses the situation with Mark Dunlea of the Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

Tags: pfoa, water

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