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“NEWBURGH – Riverkeeper and Newburgh Clean Water Project ae calling on the Air National Guard to commit to an aggressive schedule to clean up PFAS pollution at the Stewart Air National Guard Base as a new agreement is negotiated with the state that they say will influence the next two years of remediation.

The current two-year agreement expires this month.

The groups are calling for three specific actions. They said the filter at Recreation Pond must be repaired. They said after being installed in December 2019, it failed within one month. The advocates had called for the installation three-and-a-half years before.

It has not been in operation since January 2020 as PFAS pollution continues to flow into Silver Stream, which flows into Moodna Creek, a tributary of the Hudson River.

They are also calling for the capacity of the filter at Recreation Pond to be increased and said the remediation process at the Guard base must advance quickly through the next phase…”