Hoosick Falls PFOA cleanup meeting to be held online

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — Wednesday's Hoosick Falls Area Community Participation Work Group meeting is proceeding as scheduled.

However, given the current health crisis, it will be conducted using a virtual meeting platform so group members and the general public may participate from home.

"To ensure a smooth and effective meeting experience, we ask that the general public mute their microphones upon joining," said Nancy Pattarini, group facilitator. "As in regular meetings, we will set time aside for a public comment and question period. At that time, those with questions may unmute their mic, state their name, and proceed with their remarks."

The CPWG's monthly meetings provide an opportunity for the greater Hoosick Falls community to hear progress reports on PFOA remedial activity and options being explored for municipal water supply.

The Hoosick area Superfund sites include Saint-Gobain, McCaffrey Street; former Oak Materials, John Street; Saint-Gobain, Liberty Street; Hoosick Falls Landfill; and the Alexander Schmigel Property. Investigative work is also being performed at potential Superfund sites, or "P" sites, which include Oak Materials, River Road; Interface Solutions; the former Dodge Machine; and Allied-Signal Laminate Systems, Mechanic Street.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Health are prepared to provide updates, which include: Multi-community grant update; Site remediation activities update; disposal site testing update; and McCaffrey PFAS Emissions Test Results - follow up with Tom Gentile, DEC Chief Air Toxics Section, Division of Air Resources.

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The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Conference login information is as follows:

Participant access link: https://anw.li/GCGHMfCr

Participant web login: 415441450

Participant PIN: 76 376 994

For more information, visit the town and village websites: townofhoosick.org, villageofhoosickfalls.com, http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/108791.html and https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/investigations/hoosick/


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