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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:41:46 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PFCs: Blood testing in Newburgh, NY
Forum On Newburgh PFOS Contamination Brings Enviro Updates

By Allison Dunne
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (NY)
September 21, 2016

The formal announcement of a blood testing program in Newburgh garnered the most attention during a public meeting Monday concerning an update on the PFOS water contamination issue. However, there were a few developments on the environmental side.

Though the state Department of Health was in the spotlight and residents mainly wanted to know more about a PFOS biomonitoring program, the state Department of Environmental Conservation delivered a few updates of its own. Dan Shapley is water quality program manager for Riverkeeper. He was the only non-government member of the panel during the public meeting at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. Shapley says DEC officials mentioned a few developments that bode well for the environment.

“You heard the DEC say that they’re looking soon at some kind of treatment system for the water that’s coming out of the air force base that is contaminated. We’ve been calling for that,” Shapley says. “They are looking at fish testing soon, which is important. People get exposed by eating fish, and it’s contaminating the environment. So those are two important things.”


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Lenny Siegel
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