EPA ‘Counterproductive,’ Should Reimburse Remediation Costs, State Officials Say

(September 2, 2016, 9:22 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two New York state officials on Aug. 30 sent a letter to the director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeking reimbursement for some of the $25 million in costs already incurred, and the additional $50 million projected to be spent, in the remediation of groundwater that was contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (also known as C8) in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., because the agency was “counterproductive” in the process.

(Letter available. Document #15-160906-029X.)

Role ‘Counterproductive’

Howard Zucker, a commissioner with the New York Department...
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