Newsclip®: [Business] Potentially cancer-causing chemical found in former landfill - Houston Chronicle

"The chemical, used in Teflon coatings, was first found in more than 50 wells in towns surrounding the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics facility in Merrimack and has since been found in 11 private wells near a former manufacturing site operated by Textiles Coated International in Amherst. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics CEO Tom Kinisky has said the source of the chemical contamination can't be definitively linked to the company because the chemical was so pervasive in recent decades, used in Gore-Tex jackets, ski wax and the linings of pizza boxes and microwave popcorn bags. In the latest contamination, state officials said, the Environmental Protection Agency tested monitor wells adjacent to the Merrimack landfill and found PFOA levels more than five times limits recommended by the EPA.",

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