Free blood testing

State officials are offering Newburgh’s 28,000 residents free blood testing in a response to the PFOS contamination. PFOS is a chemical linked to cancer and other serious health issues. In May 2016 the city of Newburgh declared a state of emergency after it was discovered the city’s water source no longer met the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s PFOS limit. 

Standing with local leaders in Newburgh, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today toured the banks of Washington Lake, the site of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) contamination, which is believed to have originated at the Stewart Air National Guard base.