"In recent weeks, several private wells near the old ChemFab plant in North Bennington, Vermont, have tested positive for an industrial chemical that has been linked to cancer, thyroid disease and serious complications during pregnancy. Now, as the State of Vermont samples 185 wells in the village, North Bennington is the latest in a growing list of Northeastern communities unsettled by a contaminated-water scare. The number of people found to be drinking water tainted by the chemical perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, is almost certain to grow. @nathaniel_brooks_photo took this photo on Nash Street in North Bennington while on #ntyassignment." By nytimes on Instagram.
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