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Results of Saint-Gobain, October 2018, on-site groundwater samples

Saint-Gobain submitted the first of several rounds of sample data collected as part the on-site investigation. Unvalidated laboratory analytical results of water samples collected from eight temporary monitoring wells (TMWs) in October 2018 can be viewed here: http://www4.des.state.nh.us/IISProxy/IISProxy.dll?ContentId=4749680 These data will be compiled in a report that will be submitted by Saint-Gobain’s consultant (tentatively scheduled Read More

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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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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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NHDES and Saint-Gobain Consent Decree

The final consent decree between NHDES and Saint-Gobain can be found here: final-cd-20180320  Information presented on the consent decree at a public meeting held in Litchfield, NH on March 21, 2018: Southern NH PFOA Investigation Public Meeting, Litchfield, NH March 21, 2018 Merrimack Waterline Connections Map Litchfield Waterline Connections Map Bedford Waterline Connections Map Exhibit Read More