Sen. Gillibrand urges Hoosick Falls officials: Say no to PFOA agreement

HOOSICK FALLS -- The proposed settlement between Hoosick Falls and the companies found responsible for the village's water troubles has drawn some attention.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wrote a letter to the mayor and the board of trustees, asking them to say no to the proposed agreement with Saint-Gobain and Honeywell.

Her letter said in part that allowing polluters to pay only $1,045,000 to the village is inadequate to cover the immense risk to public health. She added that she is deeply disturbed that there is no proposal for long-term health monitoring for village residents.

Honeywell sent us a response that said in part, the revised settlement agreement reimburses the village for costs incurred, and does not affect the company's ongoing obligations regarding environmental investigations and remediation.

We reached out to the mayor as well, but have not yet heard back.

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