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A $65 Million Payment Is Proposed To Settle a New York Water Pollution Lawsuit

Plaintiffs in a federal class action lawsuit could get payments and medical monitoring as part of a proposed $65.25 million settlement with three companies over chemical contamination of the water supply in an upstate New York village.

The Times Union reported Wednesday that under the proposed settlement, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Honeywell International and 3M would be compensating plaintiffs who are current or former residents of Hoosick Falls for their exposure to PFOA, a chemical once used in certain industrial processes.

The residents of Hoosick Falls, northwest of Albany and close to the state’s border with Vermont, learned several years ago that their drinking water had been contaminated by PFOA, or perfluorooctanoic acid, which has been connected to cancer and thyroid disease.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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