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Hoosick Falls resident Michael Hickey, left, speaks to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand during a roundtable discussion with advocates and community leaders where Gillibrand announced legislation to create a federal cause of action that would help courts award medical monitoring for victims of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure and bolster PFAS research on Monday, April 5, 2021, at the Hoosick Falls Armory in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. 

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More than seven years ago, a Hoosick Falls village resident launched a personal crusade to learn why there seemed to be a high rate of unusual cancers afflicting people in this small community. 

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