- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says new test results show that no drinking water supplies have been contaminated by potentially cancer causing chemicals in samples taken at sites in Shelburne, South Burlington and Pittsford.

The results are part of a statewide sampling plan to investigate sites where perfluorocarbons, like PFOA and PFOS, may have been used.

Samples were taken at Harbour Industries in Shelburne, the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington and the Pittsford Fire Academy.

He said all residents within a mile of the air base are connected to a clean municipal water supply system.

PFOA and PFOS are used in a variety of industrial processes to make non-stick and weather resistant surfaces. PFOS specifically is known to have been a component of a special class of firefighting foams.



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