Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and Vermont Attorney General's Office
WHAT: A community meeting to update North Bennington and Bennington community members on State response to PFOA contamination
WHEN: Wednesday, 7/26/2017 @ 7pm
Tishman Lecture Hall
Bennington College Campus
1 College Drive, Bennington, VT 05201
All residents are encouraged to attend.
Representatives and staff from the Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation and the Attorney General's Office, will be present to provide updates on
final design planning for municipal water line extensions, settlement negotiations with Saint Gobain, and the ongoing investigation and modeling of area contamination. There will be ample time for questions from the community.
Please join us and help to spread the word among your neighbors.
On July 25
th and 26th, the Vermont Geological Survey will continue its work on 3-Dimensional aquifer characterization in Bennington with partners from Bennington College, Middlebury College, EPA-Region 1, and the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. Our group will consist of ~4 vehicles and ~10 people. Although groundwater and surface water are often considered separately, they actually are a single system where groundwater mixes with surface water and vice versa. The purpose of this study is to sample surface water and groundwater seeps at 10 sites along the Walloomsac River and compare the chemistry (33 chemical parameters, isotopes, and PFOA) of these samples at individual sites and from site to site. Upon completion, this study will help us determine the proportions of surface water vs. groundwater along different segments of the river and better understand aquifer "plumbing".
Bottled Water Deliveries Should Go More Smoothly Moving Forward
Over the last several months the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) has heard on numerous occasions that individuals in Bennington have had irregular bottled water deliveries from WB Mason. ANR contacted WB Mason to discuss a resolution to ensure timely water delivery occurs consistently.
WB Mason sincerely apologizes to all Bennington residents about delays in water delivery. They understand the importance of timely delivery and are committed to making this happen. They have identified a point of contact for the community to address any issues or concerns moving forward. Please contact Sean Beazley, WB Mason @1-888-926-2766 est. 8320.
WB Mason has
allocated more resources for deliveries. They indicated that there should be no extended delays going forward. Sean Beazley will be working with his delivery manager daily to ensure deliveries are being handled promptly.
We are optimistic that these steps will address the timeliness of deliveries. However, if you are not getting a satisfactory response from WB Mason, please contact either Kristin Davis, Richard Spiese, or John Schmeltzer of VT DEC at 802 828-1138.