State announces new developments in response to PFOA

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Peter Shumlin has announced two new developments in the state's response to PFOA contamination in southern Vermont. The Democratic governor said Tuesday that a company has agreed to cover costs related to the contamination at the former Warren Wire manufacturing...

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Peter Shumlin has announced two new developments in the state's response to PFOA contamination in southern Vermont.

The Democratic governor said Tuesday that a company has agreed to cover costs related to the contamination at the former Warren Wire manufacturing facility in Pownal.

APU will be responsible for costs related to releases from that facility, including costs for drinking water sampling, bottled water, a filtration system for the affected municipal water supply and point-of-entry water filtration systems on private wells.

Shumlin also has announced that test results from South Hero municipal water supply show no PFOA contamination. That well was tested as part of the expanded statewide testing announced earlier this month.

PFOA is part of a family of chemicals used to make nonstick cookware and stain-resistant carpeting.

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