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New Hampshire Law Lowers PFAS Water Limits, Aiding Cleanup (1)

July 23, 2020, 9:40 PMUpdated: July 24, 2020, 2:34 PM

New Hampshire has new limits on four common types of so-called forever chemicals in drinking water, under a new law that also helps towns pay to cleanup PFAS contamination.

Gov. Chris Sununu (R) on Thursday signed the bill (HB 1264) targeting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. In addition to lowering permitted amounts and remediation aid, the measure requires health insurers to cover tests for PFAS in blood and extends a commission studying a pediatric cancer cluster believed linked to PFAS contamination.

The air, soil and drinking water of Merrimack, N.H. has been “ruthlessly contaminated by PFAS,” Rep. Nancy Murphy ...

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