State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

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

State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

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

State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

NHDES and Saint-Gobain Reach Agreement on Consent Decree

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: March 20, 2018 CONTACT: Jim Martin, 603 271-3710 des.nh.gov twitter.com/NHDES New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Reach Agreement on Consent Decree Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), represented by the Office of the Read More

State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

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

Litchfield Waterline Extension

Litchfield Waterline Extension Project Update

As part of the ongoing Southern New Hampshire investigation into the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, work to connect 360 homes in Litchfield, New Hampshire to the Pennichuck public water system has been completed. NHDES requested Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Inc. fund the waterline connections to address groundwater contamination, providing clean drinking water Read More

State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

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

State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

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

State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

Video of Oct. 10 NHDES and DHHS Public Information Meeting in Merrimack

Merrimack Public Television video of the October 10 NHDES and NH DHHS public information meeting in Merrimack, New Hampshire. The following link with lead you to a youtube video of the meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5VxIpdCySc&feature=youtu.be The agenda for the meeting was as follows: Merrimack Public Information Meeting October 10, 2017 – 6:30 PM James Mastricola Upper Elementary Read More

State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

Merrimack Public Information Meeting – Tuesday, Oct. 10

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 9, 2017 CONTACT: James Martin, (603) 271-3710 Merrimack 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 Public Read More

State Contracts for PFAS Analytical Services

NHDES announces Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Agrees to Fund Design Study to Extend Manchester Water Works service to Bedford Residents

News from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2017 CONTACT: James Martin, (603) 271-3710              NHDES announces Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Agrees to Fund Design Study to Extend Manchester Water Works service to Bedford Residents CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Read More