ATSDR Health Consultation Virtual Public Meeting Recording and Resources

A virtual information session was held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, EST, where the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) discussed its health consultation report that describes PFAS levels in private wells near the Saint Gobain Site in Merrimack, New Hampshire. The report evaluates the potential exposure to PFAS and possible health risks for people with private wells in five New Hampshire towns (Merrimack, Litchfield, Londonderry, Bedford, and Manchester).

If you were unable to attend or wish to review the recorded presentation online, visit this link to the recording.

As ATSDR’s local partners, NHDES and NHDHHS are happy to have been part of the meeting. Several questions came up during the meeting that could best be answered by members of New Hampshire’s state agencies. We have provided a PDF including contact information for NHDES and NHDHHS staff. If you’re not sure who to contact, there is no wrong number – we will connect you to the right person.

Below are links to a variety of resources, including the draft report that was discussed Wednesday night.

Please note that questions and comments made Wednesday night were not recorded as official public comment. To be recorded, comments must be submitted by March 1, 2022, in writing by emailing ATSDRRecordsCenter@cdc.gov, or mailing to: ATSDR Records Center, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop: S-102-2, Chamblee, GA 30341. Questions about the report or ATSDR’s resources can be directed to Captain Tarah Somers at tvs4@cdc.gov.

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For more information, please contact Robert Thistle, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) at (603) 271-4608.