Press Release

Gillibrand Statement On EPA Announcement To Add Hoosick Falls To Superfund Priority List

Sep 7, 2016

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that the agency is adding Hoosick Falls to the Superfund Program’s National Priority List:

 “The EPA made the right decision by formally proposing the Saint-Gobain facility in Hoosick Falls as a federal Superfund site. I have been urging the EPA to designate Hoosick Falls a Superfund site so that a long overdue cleanup can finally begin. I will continue to urge my colleagues at all levels of the federal government to devote every available resource to clean up the water in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh, fully investigate the sources of the PFOA contamination, identify those responsible and hold them accountable so that this never happens again.”

 Senator Gillibrand’s February 1, 2016 letter urging the EPA to designate Hoosick Falls as a Superfund site may be found here