Officials in Bennington and the state want to put excess contaminated soil from a water line extension project near a road right-of-way
A public comment period drew concerns about costs and other issues for homeowners. The state is moving ahead nonetheless and notes that residents can sue Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.
In this companion video to VTDigger’s five-part Teflon Town series, North Bennington residents describe living with PFOA contamination.
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.
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.
Attorneys for Bennington residents affected by PFOA contamination continued to press their clients’ interests Wednesday, declaring that the state’s agreement with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics to fund $20 million in water line extensions to about half the affected properties is only a first step. “In particular, residents living east of the railroad tracks along Route 7A […]
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and the state reached a deal over contamination of drinking water wells in Bennington and North Bennington. The settlement affects 200 homes.
(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. […]
The plastics company has agreed to reimburse the state for approximately $800,000 in design work to extend water lines to affected homeowners.
New legislation would require well testing and create a statewide, electronic registry requiring industries to list the harmful chemicals they use.
Residents expressed outrage over the last-minute postponement, shouting at officials from the floor and demanding the opportunity for public comment. The meeting was adjourned only a few minutes after it began.