Spreadsheet of all Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances Sampling Results for the Merrimack Village District Wells

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

Spreadsheet of all Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances Sampling Results for the Merrimack Village District Wells

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

Spreadsheet of all Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances Sampling Results for the Merrimack Village District Wells

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

Spreadsheet of all Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances Sampling Results for the Merrimack Village District Wells

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

Spreadsheet of all Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances Sampling Results for the Merrimack Village District Wells

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

Spreadsheet of all Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances Sampling Results for the Merrimack Village District Wells

Elevated Levels of PFOA Detected in Groundwater Adjacent to the Saint-Gobain Facility (Second Post in a Series)

(This post is the second in a series describing the Site Investigation activities that are taking place or will be in the areas around the Saint-Gobain facility.) At the request of NHDES, Saint-Gobain sampled three monitoring wells that were previously installed on the property immediately adjacent to their facility (703 Daniel Webster Highway). The sample 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

Spreadsheet of all Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances Sampling Results for the Merrimack Village District Wells

Litchfield Water Supply Well Decommissioning Update

C.T. Male and Skillings & Sons, Inc. have initiated well decommissioning at the properties that have been connected in accordance with the approved work plan.  A copy of the work plan and NHDES’ approval letter can be found on the NHDES OneStop site: Click on OneStop site (https://www.des.nh.gov/onestop/index.htm) Click on 2nd bullet (One Stop Data) Read More

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Bedford Back River Road Project – Construction Update

Waterline construction on the Bedford Back River Road project began July 16, 2018. Pennichuck along with N. Granese & Sons and SUR West will be working south along Back River Road as construction progresses. The current status of construction is as follows: The water main has been installed on Preysnar and Tirrell Roads and the Read More

Spreadsheet of all Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances Sampling Results for the Merrimack Village District Wells

NHDES Hires Toxicologist to Assist with PFAS Review

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has contracted Dr. Stephen M. Roberts, PhD, to assist the agency with review and evaluation of the ATSDR Draft Toxicological Profile for Perfluoroalkyls. Dr. Roberts is the Director of the Center for Environmental & Human Toxicology at the University of Florida. Dr. Roberts serves as a Professor with Read More