Folks call out lawmakers on PFOA problems at the Capitol
by Samantha DiMascio, originally posted on June 15, 2016
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Wednesday people affected by PFOA will head to the Capitol; blood results in hand. They’re urging lawmakers to have hearings in hopes of holding officials responsible.
The average level of those sampled is 23 parts per billion. That’s five times higher than the national average.
One little boy we told you about is just six years old with levels 70 times higher than the national average. So now people from Hoosick Falls and Petersbugh are calling on the senate to hold hearings to find out who knew what and when.
They claim that just last week the Senate’s Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon said he wasn’t aware of the severity of the crisis.
Another main target for this group will be Majority Leader John Flanagan. If you remember, that resilient group of students from the Hoosick Falls High School that put together a panel calling on the governor for action a few months back.
Those students and others are scheduled to arrive at the Capitol around 11 a.m.