HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York State will step in to clean up the former Hoosick Falls landfill after it was listed as a superfund site. Three other locations in the village are also listed as superfund sites. Those three are directly linked to the companies Saint-Gobain and Honeywell.
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said the fourth site doesn’t add to the existing public health issue. DEC Chief of Staff Sean Mahar said the town’s tap water is filtered and safe to drink, but fish from Thayer’s Pond should not be eaten.
“Now that we’ve listed it as a superfund site, our next step in the process is to identify potential responsible parties,” said Mahar.
The DEC is investigating who dumped the hazardous waste into the landfill, a process that could take years.
“It’s tough to hear that this is our fourth state superfund site. But at the same time right now, we have the attention of the state and everything is being thoroughly investigated, thoroughly vetted,” said Hoosick Falls Mayor Rob Allen.