- Associated Press - Friday, December 23, 2016

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - The owners of a property on the market in upstate New York have sued two companies blamed for contaminating the village of Hoosick Falls‘ water supply.

The Times Union of Albany reports (https://bit.ly/2hZa6j6 ) Hoosick Falls Associates filed a complaint in state Supreme Court in Rensselaer County against Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell.

The partnership claims that the value of their 12-acre property, which houses a Tops grocery store, has been negatively impacted by the PFOA contamination made public last year.

According to the lawsuit, the market value for the property was $2.1 million in 2015 but that figure has been “substantially diminished, if not rendered altogether valueless.”

Saint-Gobain officials have vowed to fight the lawsuit. Honeywell says the lawsuit doesn’t affect the company’s ongoing obligation to remediation efforts.

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Information from: Times Union, https://www.timesunion.com

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