Acting Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Friday said the ongoing water contamination crisis in Hoosick Falls is far different than the water issues that are plaguing Flint, Michigan.

The Flint case has gained national attention and sparked a debate over whether the state government would have acted faster if it was a more affluent and whiter community.

In Hoosick Falls, a community near the Vermont border in Rensselaer County, the water supply there has been found to have elevated levels of a toxic chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, a company that owns a nearby manufacturing plant, is the focus of the source of the contamination.

Seggos, in the interview, said the main difference between Flint and Hoosick Falls is New York officials are working together on combating the contamination.

“We are committed to seeing this through,” Seggos said in an interview on The Capitol Pressroom on Friday. “I see the stories about dlint and the stories of discord between agencies. That’s not happening here in New York. we’ve taken this very seriously the minute we’ve heard about the contamination.”

Seggos was appointed last year to fill the spot vacated at the DEC after the departure of Commissioner Joe Martens. A former environmental protection aid to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Seggos said he’s been in contact with both the Department of Health as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and local officials in Hoosick Falls.

“The level of trust that is due an agency has to be earned and we want to be there and earn this trust,” he said. “One thing I learned four years in the governor’s office is there’s no inter-agency wrangling. We all have to work together on this.”