Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin writes letter to U.S. Attorney regarding handling of water crisis by Cuomo Administration

(NEWS10) – The long wait for some people to get their blood test results in Hoosick Falls have ended. But for others, it’s still a waiting game.

For the people of Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh, it’s been longer than three months, anxiously waiting to find out what levels of PFOA have been sitting in their bloodstream.

People were told results were mailed out Friday. And Saturday, one Hoosick Falls woman finally got hers.

Her levels came back at .773, which is considered luckily very low.

“I can’t imagine that the blood test took this long to get back. I feel like the EPA withheld information from us,” said Amy Breefe, who got her results back.

But for some, it’s still a matter of not knowing, like Michelle Jones. Jones used to live in Hoosick Falls but moved to Petersburgh around 2002.

“They just said they were mailed out. That’s all we know,” said Jones.

Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin wrote a letter to the U.S. Attorney requesting for a closer look at how the Cuomo administration handled the water crisis.

McLaughlin said he’s frustrated because Cuomo did not inform people of the high PFOA levels when he supposedly knew about it a year and a half ago.

“You know, you go back to about two weeks ago  and you had the Department of Health saying they’re trying to match up the blood samples with the folks that gave them the blood. That was an absolutely absurd excuse for why the blood test results were not out,” said McLaughlin

McLaughlin said  his request for legislative hearings has been turned down, so that’s why he wrote the letter to the U.S. Attorney General and come Monday, he plans on writing another letter to the U.S. Inspector General.

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