Agencies will discuss what they know
Mount Saint Mary College will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, to discuss the concerns about the discovery of Perflurooctane Sulfonate (PFOs) in the Newburgh water supply. The event will be held at Aquinas Hall on campus, 330 Powell Ave., in Newburgh.
Representatives from the state departments of Environmental Conservation and Health and the federal Environmental Protection Agency are expected to attend and answer questions.
PFOs are associated with cancer and other health problems. On Sept. 13, the state Department of Health announced it would begin testing Newburgh residents for PFOs. The contaminant is thought to have come from firefighting foams used at Stewart Air National Guard Base that ran off into Washington Lake, which the city used for drinking water.
For the latest information, visit cityofnewburgh-ny.gov.