PFOA Contamination Response: Community Updates
May 2017
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DOCUMENTS:
The Agency of Natural Resources and Attorney General's Office hosted a community meeting last Thursday, April 27 at Tishman Lecture Hall. To help ensure that community members have access to all the information shared, a
memo has been created to summarize the information and highlight answers to common questions. View the memo here. 

VIDEO:
Additionally, Bennington College staff video taped the public meeting, which is now available online. View the full recording here. 

GETTING DRINKING WATER DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME
If you need drinking water delivered to your home or if you are having any issues with timely water deliveries, please contact the State's water delivery company, W.B. Mason, to arrange for these deliveries directly or to request a different delivery frequency. The contact at W.B. Mason is Sean Beazley. His number is 1-888-926-2766 ext. 8320. 

If  you are still having problems  after several attempts to get your deliveries made directly with W.B. Mason, please feel free to contact DEC at 802-828-1138 and we will attempt to assist you in this matter.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Several citizens requested that we recirculate contact information for DEC and ANR leaders and staff. Below are e-mails and phone numbers for key contacts:

Richard Spiese, Site Lead
richard.spiese@vermont.gov or (802) 249-5083

John Schmeltzer, Site Lead
john.schmeltzer@vermont.gov or (802) 249-5620

Emily Boedecker, Commissioner, DEC 
emily.boedecker@vermont.gov or (802) 828-1556

Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, ANR
peter.walke@vermont.gov or (802) 828-1138

Julie Moore, Secretary, ANR
julie.moore@vermont.gov or (802) 828-1138

A blood draw clinic has been scheduled for June 6, 2017, at the Health Department's Bennington Local Health Office. This clinic is for eligible individuals who have not yet had their blood tested.
 
Eligibility for Blood Testing - You are eligible if:

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation tested the well of the home in North Bennington or Bennington where you live now, or where you lived any time in the past eight years, 
AND/OR 
You worked or lived at the former Chemfab/Saint-Gobain site at 940/1030 Water Street in North Bennington - OR - you work or live there now.

 

You have not yet had your blood tested for PFOA by the Vermont Department of Health.

 
To register for the upcoming clinic, complete the online registration:
 
People who are eligible for the clinic will be contacted by Health Department staff to set an appointment.
 
Individuals who are not eligible but want to have their blood tested for PFOA should contact their health care provider. Here is a list of private labs that will test blood for PFOA .
 
Test Results -  In July 2016, the Health Department mailed results to each person who took part in the earlier blood testing clinics. In early February 2017, the Health Department mailed results to each person who took part in the November 2016 blood draw clinic.

infoInformation Resources Available
For general PFOA questions and concerns:
Call 802-828-1138.
Visit: Vermont DEC PFOA Response Page

For questions about potential health effects of PFOA:
Call the Vermont Department of Health toll-free at 800-439-8550.
You may also reply to this e-mail with general questions.