DEC Says Two Companies Responsible For Hoosick Falls Water Contamination

Feb 11, 2016

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Thursday identified Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International as parties responsible for the PFOA contamination in the Rensselaer County village of Hoosick Falls.

Both companies operated at the McCaffrey Street site in Hoosick Falls where compounds containing PFOA had been used.

DEC says it will use state Superfund authority to hold the companies responsible and has sent letters to Honeywell and Saint-Gobain asking them to cover costs of the investigation and remediation.

Honeywell says it met with DEC and the New York State Department of Health and is “committed to continued cooperation” with state agencies.

Saint-Gobain is currently paying for a temporary and a permanent filtration system for the village water supply and is also providing bottled water to those affected.

DEC says it will continue to investigate and may also hold other companies accountable.