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Closure of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Variance Petition Public Hearing

On Wednesday August 19, 2020, shortly after 3:00 p.m., the NHDES Air Resources Division took the Public Hearing on a Variance Petition for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation, that was conducted on August 5, 2020, out of recess. NHDES provided a brief status update and announced the closure of the Public Hearing. A recording of the Read More

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Recording of the Public Hearing Regarding the Saint-Gobain Variance Petition – Open for Comment Until 8/12

NHDES conducted a virtual public hearing on August 5, 2020 to solicit comments on the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics variance petition. In anticipation of potential technical issues or the fact that an electronic hearing format is new and may provide an obstacle for some people to access, NHDES is keeping the public record open for written Read More

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“PFAS and Health”: A Free Information Session for Southern NH

A free information session about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and health from state and national experts will be held tonight,  Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Merrimack High School, 38 McElwain Street, Merrimack, NH. Speaking at the event will be: Benjamin Chan, MD, MPH, NH State Epidemiologist, Division of Public Read More

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Release: NHDES to Hold Stakeholder and Technical Work Sessions on Setting Public Drinking Water Standards for PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, & PFHxS

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2018 CONTACT: Jim Martin, (603) 271-3710   NHDES to Hold Stakeholder and Technical Work Sessions Setting Public Drinking Water and Groundwater Standards for PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, & PFHxS Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) will Read More

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Site Investigation Activities Around Saint-Gobain (First Post in a Series)

For the past 2½ years, NHDES’ focus in this investigation has been to identify immediate receptors who might be drinking contaminated water, and get them an alternate water source, primarily through a connection to a public water system. While the work to extend several public waterlines is under way, we are also focused on Saint-Gobain Read More

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Update on Negotiations with Saint-Gobain

NHDES, through the Office of the Attorney General, and St. Gobain have made considerable progress in their negotiations.  As of the internal deadline of February 28th, the parties had reached an agreement in principle on some important terms of a proposed consent decree.  While nothing is signed yet, the parties will continue to work over Read More

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Video and Documents from Bedford Public Meeting, January 11, 2018

On January 11, 2018, NHDES and the Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, in coordination with the Town of Bedford, hosted a public information meeting to provide an update on the on-going investigation of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) releases from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Inc. The primary agenda items included an update on treatment for Read More

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Video and Documents from Merrimack Public Meeting, October 10, 2017

On October 10, 2017, NHDES and the Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, in coordination with the Town of Merrimack, hosted a public information meeting to provide an update on the on-going investigation of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) releases from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Inc. The primary agenda items included an update on treatment for Read More

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Bedford Public Info Meeting on January 11

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 3, 2018 CONTACT: James Martin, (603) 271-3710   Bedford Public Information Meeting NHDES and NH DHHS Update on PFOA Investigation  Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and the Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Read More