"Pollutant Is Removed From Water in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Cuomo Says"

"HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — More than six weeks after declaring an environmental emergency in this upstate village, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made his first visit here on Sunday, announcing that a new filter system had successfully cleared a toxic chemical known as PFOA from the municipal water supply.

“The PFOA is out of the water,” Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, said at a command center set up by the Department of Environmental Conservation. “Today is good news,” he added.

Despite Mr. Cuomo’s optimistic proclamations, state officials — including the governor’s office — were still warning residents not to use tap water for drinking or cooking until a full flush of the local water system had been completed."

Jesse McKinley reports for the New York Times March 13, 2016.

Source: NY Times, 03/14/2016