Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hoosick Falls Contractor Sues Over PFOA


By Paul Nelson

HOOSICK FALLS — The biggest contractor in Hoosick Falls is suing Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International, saying a manufacturing chemical contaminated groundwater with such devastating impact on its business that employees had to be let go and as it struggles to make money.

R.M. Bacon, an excavator and construction company for more than 30 years, is being represented by Weitz and Luxenburg, the same law firm that in February 2016 filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Hoosick Falls village residents against Saint Gobain and Honeywell over the release of PFOA or perfluorooctanoic acid.

Months later, it filed the first personal injury lawsuit on the grounds that PFOA exposure directly caused the plaintiff's ulcerative colitis and other illnesses. 

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Source: (via The Empire Report)

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