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Hoosick Area Community Participation Work Group

Facilitating communication and information on remediation of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination affecting the Village of Hoosick Falls and Town of Hoosick.

CPWG MEETING SCHEDULE

THE HOOSICK AREA CPWG MEETS EVERY MONTH AND MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
UPCOMING MEETINGS: TBD

PREVIOUS MEETINGS: 10/28 • 9/23 • 8/26 • 7/22 • 6/24 • 5/27 • 4/22 • 3/25 • 2/12
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ROLE OF THE CPWG

The Hoosick Area Community Participation Work Group (CPWG) is designed to serve as a community liaison with government agencies. The CPWG helps ensure information is shared with the community in a timely manner. The group meets on a monthly basis to review and discuss the progress of remediation activities and water supply options, and to provide the opportunity for the community’s questions and/or concerns to be addressed before decisions are made. The CPWG does not set policy or make decisions regarding project design or implementation.

With the exception of the chief elected official of the village and town of Hoosick Falls, CPWG participation is an individual membership; members are not appointed to represent the agenda of other groups (e.g., employer, special interest group, or other club or organization). The following are current members of the Hoosick Area CPWG, all of whom are residents of the town or village:

  • Rob Allen, Village Mayor
  • Brian Bushner
  • Pat Dailey
  • Loreen Hackett
  • Michael Hickey
  • Brian Keegan
  • Barbara Lancour
  • David Lukas
  • Emily Marpe
  • Mark Surdam, Town Supervisor
  • Marianne Zwicklbauer

With the exception of the chief elected official of the village and town, members are appointed for a renewable two-year term and cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

Map of Hoosick Regional View

ROLE OF THE CPWG

The Hoosick Area Community Participation Work Group (CPWG) is designed to serve as a community liaison with government agencies. The CPWG helps ensure information is shared with the community in a timely manner. The group meets on a monthly basis to review and discuss the progress of remediation activities and water supply options, and to provide the opportunity for the community’s questions and/or concerns to be addressed before decisions are made. The CPWG does not set policy or make decisions regarding project design or implementation.

With the exception of the chief elected official of the village and town of Hoosick Falls, CPWG participation is an individual membership; members are not appointed to represent the agenda of other groups (e.g., employer, special interest group, or other club or organization). The following are current members of the Hoosick Area CPWG, all of whom are residents of the town or village:

  • Rob Allen, Village Mayor
  • Brian Bushner
  • Pat Dailey
  • Loreen Hackett
  • Michael Hickey
  • Brian Keegan
  • Barbara Lancour
  • David Lukas
  • Emily Marpe
  • Mark Surdam, Town Supervisor
  • Marianne Zwicklbauer

With the exception of the chief elected official of the village and town, members are appointed for a renewable two-year term and cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

Map of Hoosick Regional View

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Additional Information can be found on the following state and federal agency websites.

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NYS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

HOOSICK FALLS SITE CONTAMINATION OVERVIEW

In late 2014, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was detected in the Village of Hoosick Falls public drinking water supply wells at levels higher than the recommended US EPA advisory level. Subsequent testing also identified PFOA in private wells in the Town of Hoosick. Following the installation of water filtration units, all municipal water supply testing results have indicated non-detectable levels of PFOA since March 13, 2016.

Perfluorooctanoic acid is a man-made chemical used to make non-stick and other household products that are resistant to water, grease, or stains. The chemical is also used in Teflon coating and manufacturing processes.

In the Hoosick area, PFOA-contaminated groundwater is linked to past manufacturing sites throughout the town and village. The NYSDEC has identified Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International as responsible parties for the contamination.

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

CONTACT HOOSICK AREA CPWG

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