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Communities across the U.S. are responding to the PFAS contamination crisis by organizing and advocating for safe drinking water. This map shows sites with known contamination and where organizations are working for stronger health and environmental protections. Plug into a group working in your community, form a new group, or connect with others facing similar challenges.

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Is there a PFAS contamination site near you? Use our interactive map to find out.

* This map focuses on sites where PFAS have been detected in the environment (groundwater, soil, and surface water), or in drinking water where the contamination is linked to a specific source and not merely the result of testing a water supply system.

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Information about contamination sites comes from the PFAS Contamination Site Tracker, a project of the PFAS Project Lab at the Northeastern University.

New York Contamination Areas

  1. Air National Guard Base at Gabreski Airport
    Suspect AFFF used at base from 1970s until phase out in 2004.
    Location  Westhampton Beach, New York
    Date  2014
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air National Guard Base

  2. DFSP Verona
    Firefighting foam used at DFSP Verona
    Location  Verona, New York
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military

  3. East Hampton Airport
    Firefighting foam used at Airport
    Location  East Hampton Town & Wainscott, Suffolk County, New York
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Civilian Airport

  4. Former Griffiss AFB
    Firefighting foam used at Former Griffiss Air Force Base
    Location  Rome, New York
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Former Air Force Base

  5. Former Plattsburgh Air Force Base; now Plattsburgh International Airport
    Firefighting Foam used at Plattsburgh Airforce Base
    Location  Plattsburgh, New York
    Date  2014
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Former Air Force Base; Civilian Airport

  6. Fort Drum
    Firefighting foam used at Fort Drum
    Location  Fort Drum (CDP), Jefferson County, New York
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Army

  7. Hampton Bays Fire Station
    Firefighting foam used at Fire Station
    Location  Hampton Bays, New York
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Fire Station

  8. Hoosick Falls
    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell manufacturing plant
    Location  Hoosick Falls, New York
    Date  2015
    Community response  The town of Hoosick and village of Hoosick Falls are forming a working group of residents and business owners to participate in discussions on cleanup work at PFOA-contaminated sites. The Paige Group, an independent, third-party facilitator, has been engaged to help form and manage what will be called the Hoosick Area Community Participation Work Group, designed to provide local residents with a voice and encourage discussion about the Hoosick area state Superfund sites and related water quality projects. - Bennington Banner (see link in column Q)
    PFAS contamination source  Industry / Manufacturing

  9. Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant, Calverton
    Firefighting foam used at Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant, Calverton
    Location  Riverhead, New York
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military-Navy

  10. Petersburgh
    Taconic Plastics Limited factory (owned by Saint-Gobain)
    Location  Petersburgh/Rensselaer County, New York
    Date  2016, but DEC had documents showing high PFOA in 2004
    PFAS contamination source  Industry / Manufacturing

  11. Seneca Army Ammunition Plant
    Firefighting foam used, or industrial emissions at Seneca Army Ammunition Plant
    Location  Seneca County, New York
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Army

  12. Stewart ANGB / Marine Corps Reserve Training Center (MCRTC) Stewart
    Firefighting foam used at Stewart Air National Guard Base
    Location  Newburgh, New York
    Date  2014
    PFAS contamination source  Military- Air National Guard; Navy (Marine Corps)

  13. Suffolk County Firematics Training Facility
    Firefighting foam used at Suffolk County Firematics Training Facility
    Location  Yaphank, Suffolk County, New York
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Fire Training Center

  14. Westchester County Airport
    Firefighting foam used at Westchester County Airport
    Location  Westchester County, New York
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Civilian Aiport



If you know about a contamination site in your state that is not shown on the map, fill out this form to have it added. Check back for updates about your state!

New York Community Groups

  1. Newburgh Clean Water Project
    NCWP is a nonpartisan grassroots group of Newburgh residents whose mission is to protect the City’s access to clean drinking water and engage the local and regional community in watershed protection and restoration for the wellbeing of current and future generations.
    Location  Stewart National Guard Base
    Contact Name  Karen Cissel
    Contact Email  cisselk@gmail.com
    Contact Phone  845-391-6971

  2. NY Water Project
    We're citizens from #HoosickFallsNY on a mission to spread awareness on toxic polluted #water and it's effects. This isn't just a NY issue it's worldwide! #PFOA
    Location  Hoosick Falls

  3. #pfoaprojectny
    Family and friends living in the first Federal Superfund site for PFOA dedicated to sharing information, data, research experiences, and every bit of knowledge we can find regarding PFAS exposure and pushing for regulations to stop this toxic nightmare from affecting more families and children.
    Location  Hoosick Falls
    Contact Name  Loreen Hackett
    Contact Email  LLHackett@yahoo.com
    Contact Phone  518-892-5913

  4. We Want Answers Hudson MA
    With an unusually high number of cancer cases in Hudson over the years, this page is dedicated to finding out why. Please like, share and join!
    Location  Hudson



​​​​​​If you are involved in a community organization working on PFAS and you don’t see your group listed, click here to have your group added to this page. 

If there are no community groups in your state, try contacting the National PFAS Contamination Coalitiona network of community groups working to address PFAS contamination across the country. You can also contact a coalition member near you to learn more and get involved.

New York PFAS Exposure and Health Studies

  1. ATSDR Multi-Site Health Study in Hoosick Falls and Newburgh, NY
    Location  Hoosick Falls and Newburgh
    Status  Ongoing
    Date  Beginning Fall 2019
    Type of study  Health study on human health effects of PFAS exposure through drinking water
    Study conducted by  University at Albany, SUNY and New York State Department of Health

  2. ATSDR PFAS Exposure Assessment in Orange County, NY
    Location  Orange County
    Status  Ongoing
    Date  2019
    Type of study  Exposure assessment
    Study conducted by  Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    PFAS contamination source  Stewart Air National Guard Base

  3. ATSDR PFAS Exposure Assessment in Westhampton, NY
    Location  Westhampton
    Status  Ongoing
    Date  2019
    Type of study  Exposure assessment
    Study conducted by  Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    PFAS contamination source  Gabreski Air National Guard Base

  4. Hoosick Falls Drinking Water Area Response - Biomonitoring Study, Round 1
    Location  Hoosick Falls, Hoosick, Petersburgh and Washington County
    Status  Complete
    Date  2016
    Type of study  Biomonitoring study for residents of the Hoosick Falls area affected by PFOA water contamination
    Study conducted by  New York State Department of Health
    PFAS contamination source  St. Gobain/Chemfab manufacturing plant

  5. Hoosick Falls Drinking Water Area Response - Biomonitoring Study, Round 2
    Location  Hoosick Falls, Hoosick, Petersburgh and Washington County
    Status  Ongoing - actively recruiting participants
    Date  Ongoing
    Type of study  Biomonitoring study for residents of the Hoosick Falls area affected by PFOA water contamination
    Study conducted by  New York State Department of Health
    PFAS contamination source  St. Gobain/Chemfab manufacturing plant

  6. Newburgh Area PFAS Biomonitoring Study
    Location  Newburgh
    Status  Complete
    Date  2016
    Type of study  Biomonitoring study for people in the Newburgh area exposed to PFAS contaminated drinking water



Some states have conducted their own blood testing to understand people's exposure to PFAS in areas with contaminated drinking water. In the fall of 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry launched a national health study on PFAS involving multiple communities across the country.

Do you know about a health study in your state that is not listed here? Fill out this form to have it added!

Wondering if a health study is right for your community? Boston University’s Department of Environmental Health has a guide for making informed decisions.

New York Agency Websites

  1. New York Department of Environmental Conservation









What should you do if you happen to live or work near a PFAS contamination site?

  • Ask your local water supplier if they have tested the drinking water for PFAS and how they have reported (or failed to report) the results to the public.
  • If you have a private well, get your water tested. See our drinking water fact sheet to learn how.
  • Being close to a contamination site does not necessarily mean your drinking water is also contaminated. If you have questions or concerns, contact your state environmental or health department. Also see our list of resources for more information.

Information about contamination sites comes from the PFAS Contamination Site Tracker, a project of the PFAS Project Lab at Northeastern University. The tracker records qualitative and quantitative data from each known site of PFAS contamination, including a timeline of discovery, sources, levels, health impacts, and community and government responses. All data presented in the map were extracted from government websites, news articles, or publicly available documents, and are cited in the tracker.

If you know about a contamination site that is not shown on the map, fill out this form to have it added. Check back for updates!

The Environmental Working Group also maintains a map of PFAS contamination in the US. This map includes additional locations where PFAS were found in drinking water but the point source of contamination is unknown.
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