September 10, 2021 — 3M and other companies agreed to pay a $65 million settlement to the village of Hoosick Falls in New York for contaminating the water supply with toxic PFAS chemicals.
The federal lawsuit was filed against Saint-Gobain, Honeywell International, 3M and DuPont.
The contamination has been linked to the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics facility in Hoosick Falls. The facility was located next to the village’s water treatment plant, which pulled water from underground wells that were contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
The settlement would resolve a class action lawsuit that was filed in 2016, provide cash payments, and 10 years of medical monitoring for around 1,800 residents and property owners in Hoosick Falls.
The discovery of PFOA chemical contamination in the water system resulted in several Superfund site designations. Unfortunately, the water system in Hoosick Falls remains polluted with toxic chemicals.
Exposure to PFOA and PFAS chemicals are linked to health problems, including kidney and testicular cancer, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure (preeclampsia) and high cholesterol.
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