HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A plastics manufacturer blamed for contaminated drinking water in an upstate New York village says it’s disappointed village officials have voted to sue to recover costs.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics said in a statement that it has been working since Spring 2016 to provide Hoosick Falls residents with clean drinking water. The company said it has been in “continuous dialogue” with the village to reimburse costs.
A village attorney says officials voted Tuesday to sue Saint-Gobain and Honeywell International after negotiations failed. A sticking point is the companies want to be exempt from future claims.
Honeywell said in a statement that it’s committed to continued dialogue with the village to resolve issues.
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