Judge Gives Preliminary Approval to Settlement in Hoosick Falls PFOA Case

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A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement reached in the Hoosick Falls PFOA case.

The $ 65-million agreement was filed last week and is expected to bring years of legal battles to a close. Under the terms of the deal, the companies blamed for contaminating the community's water supply will compensate residents for potential health problems connected to tainted water and will create a system where they can be screened for medical issues in the years ahead. Just how much money a person gets depends on factors such as property value loss and how much PFOA is detected in their blood.

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