- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - Officials say closed landfills in Windham County and Bennington County are being tested for potentially cancer-causing chemicals.

Kasey Kathan, an environmental analyst from the state Agency of Natural Resources, tells The Brattleboro Reformer (https://bit.ly/2fS1Miw ) the agency required all closed landfills in the two counties to conduct testing for perfluorinated compounds.

Kathan says testing done on a well in a Halifax landfill came back “above standards.” The agency is awaiting results from other landfills. Nine landfills have been tested.

Sites where PFC levels have been detected at higher levels include a landfill in Putney, a landfill in Bennington and Woodford and one in Shaftsbury.

Kathan says the primary concern is whether there’s any detection in residential wells.

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Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, https://www.reformer.com/

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