Safeguarding Vermont’s Groundwater
By Brian Shupe
The recent revelations that wells and groundwater in North Bennington and Pownal have been contaminated by the toxic chemical Perfluorooctanoic Acid – commonly referred to as PFOA – are extremely disturbing.
Vermonters take pride in the high quality of our environment and natural resources. We are not used to worrying that hazardous waste may threaten the safety of our drinking water. No Vermonter should have to fear that something as fundamental as the water from their tap is not safe to drink.