"Hoosick Falls Residents Shocked By High PFOA Test Results"

"HOOSICK FALLS - Residents were shocked Monday when the testing of sites contaminated with a toxic manufacturing chemical revealed levels significantly higher than originally reported.

Saint Gobain's Performance Plastics manufacturing plant on McCaffery Street in the village had at least one groundwater sampling that recorded PFOA, or perfluorooctanoic acid, levels at 130,000 parts per trillion, seven times higher than reported nearly three years ago at 18,000 parts per trillion.

'I'm nervous and I'm saddened,' resident Michele Baker said. 'We learned how high the chemical contamination is. These numbers and maps all represent family and friends.'"

Amanda Fries reports for the Albany Times Union June 19, 2017.

Source: Albany Times Union, 06/20/2017