Sen. Kathy Marchione said Tuesday in radio interview she would consider holding hearings on the drinking contamination in Hoosick Falls.

The hearings could stem in part to determine how much state regulators knew about the contamination of drinking water of the chemical PFOA and when the state knew it.

“We will discuss that because whether the state didn’t move quick enough or whether they thought they moved fast enough,” Marchione said on WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom. “Sometimes you have to hear from the other perspective why they moved slowly, when did they actually know?”

State officials have defended not taking action sooner in the area, which they learned about a possible contamination in December 2014, with more tests beginning in July 2015.

Last month, state and federal regulators warned residents not to use the water in the Rensselaer County community and the Department of Environmental Conservation has moved to make it a state Superfund site.

The contamination is believed to have come from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, a company that owns a nearby manufacturing plant, and is the focus of the source of the contamination.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday told reporters that while he understands the concerns of residents, he also insisted the state’s deliberate approach to the contamination wasn’t meant to be any less aggressive.

“Fear is powerful and fear of what if, what if, what if — that starts the cascade and that’s not especially helpful, so let’s get the facts first,” Cuomo told reporters.

Marchione, in the interview, partially agreed with Cuomo’s assessment that more information is needed.

“They’re worried about their children, they’re worried about their own health, I think their fears are real,” she said. “I also agree with the governor we need to do the analysis to determine what exactly we have here.”

Meanwhile, Marchione suggested a more comprehensive approach is needed for assessing the risks of chemicals like PFOA, which had not been restricted by the state until last month.

“I don’t think they knew what to do. When the state hasn’t regulated the chemical, how do you know what you do?” Marchione said. “If it’s not on the regulation list, how can you go forward and fix something that no one has told you is broken?”