- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state Senate will hear from government officials, health experts and residents in a public hearing scheduled for Aug. 30 to examine drinking water contamination in the village of Hoosick Falls.

Residents and several lawmakers have long demanded a hearing to address what they see as the state’s slow response to contamination with PFOA, a toxic chemical used in making Teflon and similar materials.

The Senate announced Friday that the hearing convened by its health and environmental committees will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Hoosick Falls High School.

It will examine local, state and federal response to the contamination and what can be done to address future incidents.

A session beginning at 5 p.m. will give people who work during the day a chance to speak.

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