Mobile Command Center Set up in Hoosick Falls to Help Residents with Insurance, Mortgage and Refinancing Issues

At the direction of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the Department of Financial Services will set up a Mobile Command Center in Hoosick Falls to assist and provide information to residents impacted by mortgage-related events following PFOA contamination in Hoosick Falls water supply. Feb. 16 & Feb. 17 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Mobile Command… View Article
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Hoosick Falls Classified as Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site

February 16, 2016 Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) at concentrations exceeding established criteria has been found in Hoosick Falls water supply system and several non-municipal wells in the Town of Hoosick. NYSDOH has also identified lower concentrations of PFOA in private wells and other public water supplies in the Town. A notice issued by the New York Department… View Article
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Stay Involved in Government’s Response to Hoosick Falls Crisis

At the direction of New York’s Governor’s office, the state Department of Health (DOH) will maintain a steady presence in Hoosick Falls on a regular schedule, in part to answer any questions residents may have regarding the PFOA contamination of their water.  The DOH will also be able to address the remedial efforts of the… View Article
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Good News/Bad News in Hoosick Falls

Residents of Hoosick Falls, New York dealing with the crisis caused by the contamination of their water supply with the dangerous chemical PFOA have recently received some important news. First, the good news is that on January 13, 2016, the State of New York formally requested the EPA add the Village to its National Priorities… View Article
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No Easy Answers for Hoosick Falls Water Problem

In December, more than a year after government officials knew that toxic levels of PFOA had tainted the Village water supplies, Hoosick Falls residents learned that their drinking water was contaminated. Since then, residents have grappled with the knowledge that they have been exposed to a toxic chemical capable of causing multiple health problems. The… View Article
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Help for Hoosick Falls Residents With Housing Matters

The Hoosick Falls water supply is contaminated with toxic levels of PFOA poses.  This not only puts the  health of residents at risk, but also poses many challenges, such as damage to property values. A diminished home value can put residents already are struggling with their mortgage payments at increased risk of foreclosure because the… View Article
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The Village of Hoosick Falls, NY: PFOAs Latest Victims

Sharon Kelly’s article “DuPont’s Deadly Deceit” (Earth Island Journal, January 4, 2016) is a scathing account of how chemical industry giants, such as DuPont, are covering up the deadly dangers of PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), also know as C8.  PFOA is a synthetic manufacturing chemical used in many products, most notable to create “non-stick” surfaces.  According… View Article
This story was written by Oksana Gal