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“HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The Hoosick Area Community Participation Work Group has announced the launch of a website,, specific to remediation of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination that has affected the Hoosick Falls public drinking water supply and some Town of Hoosick private wells.

The working group was formed by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to help ensure the timely sharing of relevant information related to remediation activities and municipal water supply options. 

The new website provides the group with an additional method of communication and information sharing as the group works with government agencies, village, town and county governments, and the entities considered responsible parties for the contamination.

Since its formation, the mission of the CPWG has been to ensure that community feedback and questions are answered at every step of the remediation process. The website further supports this mission by serving as a key resource for the public to find up-to-date information on upcoming CPWG meetings, as well as past meeting reports, presentations and links to related remediation information. 

The site also features a contact form that allows community members to send questions or concerns directly to the CPWG.

The Hoosick Area Superfund sites include Saint-Gobain, McCaffrey Street; the former Oak Materials, John Street; Saint-Gobain, Liberty Street; the Hoosick Falls landfill, and the Alexander Schmigel property. 

Investigative work is also being performed at potential Superfund sites, which include Oak Materials, River Road; Interface Solutions; the former Dodge Machine; and Allied-Signal Laminate Systems, Mechanic Street.

For more information, visit the website,”