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State to reveal proposed new drinking water limits on PFAS

December 28, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is developing new state limits on four types of industrial chemicals in drinking water that are due out New Year’s Day.

The limits cover four chemicals from the broad class of PFAS — nonstick, waterproof or otherwise resistant industrial substances. New Hampshire Public Radio reports the proposed limits would create new treatment and testing requirements for all public water systems in the state if approved.

Department of Environmental Services spokesman Jim Martin says the department has been working “diligently” to meet the Jan. 1. The limits will account for existing health studies on PFAS and estimated compliance costs for water suppliers.

The proposed limits will require more public input and legislative approval.

Water around military bases, factories and other sites were found contaminated with the chemicals.

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Information from: WEVO-FM, http://www.nhpr.org/

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