Addressing water concerns

Recent water test results continue to be upsetting to all of us. As water and soil testing continues in North Bennington and Bennington and tests are expanded to Pownal, please know that we are committed to helping those impacted, and we are grateful for the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) prompt response to this situation.

Those responsible for the pollution of Vermont's natural environment must be held accountable. Everyone deserves clean, safe water, and no one should ever have to experience what some of our friends and neighbors are experiencing, and we will continue to push for testing.

We look forward to working with the DEC, the Vermont Department of Health and local officials as plans are developed to provide permanent solutions to affected homes and businesses.

— Senator Dick Sears and Senator Brian Campion Bennington