Work has started to extend water lines to locations with tainted wells in Bennington and North Bennington. The state’s earlier plan for disposing of soil from the project drew opposition.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics had requested 50 years of records, but a judge called that “excessive” and cut it to 20.
The settlement addresses approximately half the properties in the identified Bennington contamination zone.
The chemicals were found in a private well on a farm located about half a mile from the National Guard base.
Officials in Bennington and the state want to put excess contaminated soil from a water line extension project near a road right-of-way
On this week’s podcast, Jim Therrien and Mike Polhamus discuss their research into chemical contamination in North Bennington.
Residents who can’t sell their homes and who fear years of medical expenses hope that a settlement with Saint-Gobain will cover those costs.
North Bennington residents say they are stuck in homes that no one will buy.
Residents have medical conditions they suspect are tied to years of drinking PFOA-tainted water.
Documents show that political leaders instructed state regulators to give ChemFab special consideration.
In the first of a five part series, workers recall exposure to chemicals from a Teflon plant in North Bennington. VTDigger and the Bennington Banner are examining the impact of ChemFab’s toxic legacy on residents in the North Bennington area.
“It is important for me to point out that I am joining this lawsuit not as a state senator, but as a resident of North Bennington,” he said. The senator lives in the designated contamination zone.
The agreement calls for inspections and cleanup of the former ChemFab plant, testing of wells and expansion of the town water system.
(This story is by Edward Damon of the Bennington Banner, in which it first appeared July 21, 2017.) BENNINGTON — State officials will update residents this week on plans to extend town water service to properties affected by PFOA contamination, legal negotiations with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, and the ongoing investigation into a former ChemFab Corp. […]