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Oct. 3, 2018 NHDES to Hold Stakeholder and Technical Work Sessions on Setting Public Drinking Water Standards for PFOA, PFOS, PFNA & PFHxS
Oct. 1, 2018 NHDES Notifies Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics to Install Controls on Air Emissions
Sept. 26, 2018 NHDES to Provide Update on Southern New Hampshire PFAS Investigation
Sept. 24, 2018 Merrimack River Dye Test Tuesday, September 25
June 21, 2018 NHDES Statement on Draft ATSDR PFAS Report
April 23, 2018 Public Information Meetings in Bedford and Merrimack – Updates on Waterline Extension Projects
March 20, 2018 NHDES and Saint-Gobain Reach Agreement on Consent Decree
March 19, 2018 NHDES to Discuss Status of Negotiations with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Related to the Presence of PFOA in Drinking Water Wells
Jan. 3, 2018 Bedford Public Information Meeting: NHDES and NH DHHS Update on PFOA Investigation
Oct. 9, 2017 Merrimack Public Information Meeting: NHDES and NH DHHS Update on PFOA Investigation
Oct. 6, 2017 NHDES Announces Agreement to Begin Water Line Extension to Amherst Properties
Sept. 22, 2017 NHDES announces Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Agrees to Fund Design Study to Extend Manchester Water Works service to Bedford Residents
Aug. 16, 2017 Update on PFOA waterline extension in Bedford, New Hampshire
June 9, 2017 Several Well Water Results from Windham Contain Elevated Concentrations of PFCs
April 21, 2017 NHDES and Textile Coated International Announce Agreement to Fund Design Work on Potential Public Water Extension in Amherst
April 14, 2017 NHDES and Saint-Gobain Announce Agreement to Fund Design Work on Potential Public Water Extension in Bedford
Feb. 3, 2017 Elevated Levels of PFCs Found Near Rochester Business
Oct. 27, 2016 Well Water Results from the Kingston, NH Fire Station Contain Elevated Concentrations of PFOA
Oct. 14, 2016 NHDES and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Announce Agreement to Begin Pennichuck Water Line Extension to Litchfield Residents
Aug. 25, 2016 NHDES and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Approve Bid Process to Extend Pennichuck Water Line to Litchfield Residents
July 21, 2016 Saint-Gobain Stack Emissions Testing Results Received
June 28, 2016 NHDES Southern N.H. PFOA Investigation Update – Designated Properties in Amherst to Be Provided Bottled Water
May 31, 2016 NHDES Establishes Ambient Groundwater Quality Standard for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)
May 25, 2016 NHDES Southern N.H. PFOA Investigation Update Designated Properties in Bedford to Be Provided Bottled Water Updated Well Test Results
May 19, 2016 NHDES Welcomes New U.S. EPA Health Advisory for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)
May 17, 2016 Southern NH PFOA Investigation Update Groundwater Results from the Former Merrimack Town Landfill Contain Elevated Concentrations of PFOA
May 11, 2016 NHDES Expanding Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Investigation Elevated Levels of PFOA Found in Amherst
May 4, 2016 NHDES and Saint-Gobain Announce Agreement to Fund Design Work on Potential Public Water Extension
April 22, 2016 Updated Drinking Water Well Test Results for Southern NH PFOA Investigation
April 19, 2016 Bottled Water Pick Up
April 14, 2016 Groundwater and Soil Sample Results from the Saint-Gobain Facility
April 13, 2016 Updated Drinking Water Well Test Results and NHDES Expanding Area for Private Well Testing
April 7, 2016 NHDES Southern N.H. Investigation Update: Bottled Water to Be Provided to Approximately 400 Properties
March 31, 2016 Updated Drinking Water Well Test Results for Southern N.H. PFOA Investigation
March 29, 2016 Updated Drinking Water Well Test Results for Southern N.H. PFOA Investigation
March 18, 2016 NHDES Receives Initial Drinking Water Well Tests for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) in Southern New Hampshire
March 10, 2016 Governor Hassan, NY Governor Cuomo and VT Governor Shumlin Urge U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Review and Issue New PFOA Guidelines for Safe Drinking Water
March 4, 2016 NHDES, Merrimack Village Water District, and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Investigating Perfluorochemical Found in Drinking Water