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Saint-Gobain Stormwater Sample Data Submitted

Saint-Gobain recently submitted data for samples collected as part of the Stormwater and Surface Water Source Investigation. The submittal can be viewed here: http://www4.des.state.nh.us/IISProxy/IISProxy.dll?ContentId=4744493. [The blog post “Elevated Levels of PFAS in Stormwater at the Saint-Gobain Facility (Fourth Post in a Series)” posted on September 27, 2018, provides a general overview of the Stormwater Investigation Read More

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Sampling at Other Properties (Eighth Post in a Series)

(This post is the eighth in a series describing the Site Investigation activities that are taking place or will be in the areas around the Saint-Gobain facility.) A preliminary Groundwater Management Zone (GMZ) was outlined in the March 2017 Consent Decree between Saint-Gobain and the State of New Hampshire. This preliminary boundary is based on Read More

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Dust Accumulating on Exterior of Condo Complex Tested for PFAS (Sixth Post in a Series)

(This post is the sixth in a series describing the Site Investigation activities that are taking place or will be in the areas around the Saint-Gobain facility.) NHDES representatives sampled a gray soot-like substance accumulating on exterior window sills and thresholds of the Webster Green Condominiums in Merrimack, NH on April 12, 2018. Analytical results Read More

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NHDES Notifies Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics to Install Controls on Air Emissions

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2018 CONTACT: James Martin, (603) 271-3710 des.nh.gov twitter.com/NHDES   NHDES Notifies Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics to Install Controls on Air Emissions   CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced today that it has instructed Saint-Gobain Performance Read More

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Fish Tissue Sampling Requested Around Saint-Gobain Facility (Fifth Post in a Series)

(This post is the fifth in a series describing the Site Investigation activities that are taking place or will be in the areas around the Saint-Gobain facility.) Based on discussions with NH Fish and Game, NHDES understands that Dumpling Brook (located south of the Saint-Gobain facility) is considered a “high-quality wild brook trout stream” due Read More

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Elevated Levels of PFAS in Stormwater at the Saint-Gobain Facility (Fourth Post in a Series)

(This post is the fourth in a series describing the Site Investigation activities that are taking place or will be in the areas around the Saint-Gobain facility.) Testing completed in 2017 indicated the presence of PFAS in stormwater generated at the Saint-Gobain facility and in samples collected from nearby surface water bodies.  Saint-Gobain is completing Read More

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Dye Test at Stormwater Outfall on Merrimack River (Third Post in a Series)

          (This post is the third in a series describing the Site Investigation activities that are taking place or will be in the areas around the Saint-Gobain facility.) Stormwater from the Saint-Gobain facility is conveyed in underground piping and discharges to the Merrimack River at a stormwater outfall east of the Read More

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Public Information Meeting in Merrimack, October 10

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2018 CONTACT: Jim Martin, 603 271-3710   Public Information Meeting NHDES to Provide Update on Southern New Hampshire PFAS Investigation Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) in cooperation with the Town of Merrimack invite Read More

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Merrimack and Bedford Meeting Materials and Documents

NHDES and representatives for Saint-Gobain held public meetings on May 9, in Merrimack, and May 22, in Bedford to discuss the waterline extension projects. Below are copies of the presentations and meeting materials discussed at the meetings. Merrimack, May 9 Public Information Meeting: Merrimack Contacts Merrimack Waterline FAQs final NHDES Well Decommissioning Letter May 9, Read More

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Public Information Meetings in Bedford and Merrimack – Updates on Waterline Extension Projects

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: April 23, 2018 CONTACT: Jim Martin, (603) 271-3710   Public Information Meetings Updates on Bedford and Merrimack Waterline Extension Projects Impacted Property Owners Encouraged to Attend Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced today that public meetings Read More