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AS PFOS-CONTAMINATED WATER CRISIS CONTINUES TO PLAGUE NEWBURGH, SCHUMER TOURS WASHINGTON LAKE AREA TAINTED BY PFOS AND ANNOUNCES NEW LEGISLATION REQUIRING U.S. AIR FORCE TO PAY FOR WATER CONTAMINATION CLEANUP IF FOUND RESPONSIBLE

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. Schumer also announced new legislation that would require the Air Force to immediately conduct tests to determine the extent of possible ground water contamination in and around the City of Newburgh and, if found culpable, pay for the cleanup, as well as release an expedited timeline detailing the immediate steps that will be taken to mitigate the contamination and ensure the critical water supplies residents rely upon are no longer impacted. Read more here:  http://www.schumer.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/as-pfos-contaminated-water-crisis-continues-to-plague-newburgh-schumer-tours-washington-lake-area-tainted-by-pfos-and-announces-new-legislation-requiring-us-air-force-to-pay-for-water-contamination-cleanup-if-found-responsible