McLaughlin Proud of Hoosick Falls’ Resilience amidst Water Crisis

July 31, 2017

Today, Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Troy) praised the residents of Hoosick Falls for their resilience during the water crisis the past two years. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today designated Hoosick Falls as a federal Superfund site, allowing federal resources to be used to clean up areas contaminated with PFOA. Through the Superfund, the federal government will also seek reimbursement and assistance from any companies responsible for the pollution.

“During the past two years, I have stood on the front lines with the community advocating for clean and safe drinking water in Hoosick Falls,” said McLaughlin. “Together we fought for answers and pushed for solutions to keep them healthy and safe from the threat of water contamination in Hoosick Falls. It’s my hope that today will give them a boost toward a comprehensive resolution to these issues that have plagued the community for two years, but we should recognize much more needs to be done to ensure a better quality of life for local residents.

“Hoosick Falls is great community with proud residents who have continued to show their endless resiliency since this crisis first began. Today’s actions will help create a foundation for a brighter future for this community. Residents who have been in this fight can be proud that their words are being heard at the highest levels of our nation's government. I have been proud to stand on the front lines and fight with these residents and I want everyone to know that I believe in the Hoosick Falls community and I will remain committed to this cause until the crisis has been fully resolved.”