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The state treasurer says the state needs to collect $25 million a year for 20 years from residential and commercial property owners.
New testing and monitoring will determine whether there has been further migration of the toxic chemical in water and soils.
Leaders say they’ll pursue reduction of phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain even though the state doesn’t know how much the Trump administration may help.
The Jan. 26 meeting in Bennington will include information on how people were exposed to the contaminant and whether any links to health problems have been found.
Beth Pearce says enough money is available from current revenues to cover the state’s share of the most urgent steps to cut pollution.
An advocacy group says the legislation could be leverage in the state’s negotiations with a company believed to be responsible for PFOA in Vermont water supplies.
“Here in Vermont I’m not too concerned” about any need to pressure the state’s U.S. senators to oppose nominees, said one protester. “But we are standing in solidarity on what is a global issue.”
The EPA is set to do more sampling in Pownal, while recent results from North Pownal show a pattern of contamination at sites linked to a former tannery.
Leading headlines this year were the legal battle over the Vermont Gas pipeline and congressional pre-emption of Vermont’s GMO labeling law.
The work should ease some concerns on the part of the town as it continues to consider acquiring the facility.
(Editor’s note: This article by Derek Carson was published in the Bennington Banner on Jan. 29, 2016.) BENNINGTON — A Vermont judge has denied Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics’ motion to dismiss or stay a class action lawsuit filed over PFOA contamination. The suit was filed in May by residents of Bennington and North Bennington for $5 […]
The feds want to expand holdings along the Connecticut River watershed in four states.
The substance involved was Dipicrylamine, which is described as a yellow dye in powder form.
The Conservation Law Foundation wants to join the fight over planned changes at Exit 16 in Colchester. The issue is water pollution, although some say it’s a proxy war over business competition.