There was lead found in the water in Flint, Michigan. Now in North Bennington, Vermont in private wells close to a chemical plant that is no longer used are unsafe levels of PFOA, perfluorooctanoic acid. This is a chemical commonly used in industrial and commercial products. Similar issues arose in Hoosick Falls, New York. High levels of PFOA in the blood can correlate with high blood pressure, immune system problems as well as problems with a person’s heart, liver and kidneys.
What is buried under the buildings and in the land fill in your community?
Tainted-Water Worries Spread to Vermont Village, Vivian Yee, NY Times
To read about one legal battle involving cancer and chemical contaminating the drinking water read A Civil Action, written by Jonathan Harr and Jan Schlichtmann the litigator.