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New Hampshire Plans Strict Water Limits for Nonstick Chemicals

June 28, 2019, 4:59 PM

New Hampshire would slash the amount of certain fluorinated chemicals it allows in drinking water under limits the state proposed June 28.

New Hampshire proposed the new limits for four types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals after reviewing the “most recent and best science available,” the Department of Environmental Services said.

If approved by a legislative panel July 18, the draft standards would take effect Oct. 1, 2019, and be among the lowest limits in the nation.

The Department of Environmental Services proposed limits of 12 parts per trillion of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA); 15 parts per...

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