First interim filtration system in place at Rec Pond


NEW WINDSOR – Installation of interim PFAS-remediation measures at Recreation Pond in New Windsor have been completed.

US Senator Charles Schumer pushed the Department of Defense to install the system since the PFAS contaminating the Newburgh City watershed came from firefighting foam from the nearby Stewart Air National Guard Base.

While completion of this project is “a major step of progress for Newburgh… there is still more remediation work that must be done to restore the safe, clean drinking water that residents of the surrounding communities need and deserve,” the senator said.

Since the city’s Washington Lake reservoir was found to be contaminated by the chemical 3 ½ years ago, that source has been shut down and Newburgh has been receiving its water from the New York City Catskill Aqueduct with the state footing the bill.

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