GOV. SHUMLIN ANNOUNCES PITTSFORD FIRE ACADEMY AREA TESTS CLEAN FOR PFOA

MONTPELIER – April, 26 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today new results from five water samples collected near the Pittsford Fire Academy. The results were received as part of the first batch of testing in the State’s effort to proactively investigate 11 additional sites statewide where perfluorocarbons may have been used.

The Pittsford Fire Academy was selected for testing by the State because of its repeated use of firefighting foams that may have contained perfluorocarbons like PFOA and PFOS in training exercises. Five water samples were collected from locations near or on Fire Academy property, including four residential wells and one town water distribution pipeline at the Academy. All five samples showed no detections for perfluorinated compounds (PFCs).

The Town of Pittsford’s municipal water supply also tested clean for PFCs when the town independently sampled its supply system several weeks ago.

These results follow results earlier in the week that tests surrounding the Phoenix Wire Facility in South Hero, including the municipal supply system servicing more than 750 people. Seven drinking water samples and one surface water sample were collected last week in South Hero, and all the results detected no perflourinated compounds (PFCs), including PFOA.
For questions about PFOA, call 2-1-1.

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