- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Gov. Peter Shumlin has released the final results from statewide groundwater testing for potentially cancer-causing chemicals.

The former location of Harbour Industries in Shelburne was the final site tested for perfluorinated compounds.

Three out of four groundwater monitoring wells showed the presence of PFCs.

Officials say most homes and businesses in the area are served by clean municipal sources of drinking water and are not impacted by the contamination. Three drinking water wells located within a mile of the site all tested clean for PFCs.

The former Harbour Industries property will undergo a site investigation to determine the extent and degree of contamination.



Statewide testing was launched after PFCs were found in Bennington, North Bennington and Pownal earlier this year.

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