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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8f4d0000NHPR’s ongoing coverage of water contamination at the former Pease Air Force Base and in the communities surrounding the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics plant in Merrimack. We’ll keep you updated on day to day developments, and ask bigger questions, such as:What do scientists know about the health effects of perfluorochemicals like PFOA, PFOS and PFHxS?How are policy makers in New Hampshire responding to these water contaminants?How are scientists and policymakers communicating potential risks?How are other states responding to similar contaminations?

N.H. Officials To Propose New PFAS Limits In Drinking Water

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At a summit in Exeter last week, residents and EPA officials  met to discuss a class of industrial chemicals known as PFAS. It was the first of several sessions addressing concerns about these toxic substances, which have been linked to cancer, among other health problems.  In New Hampshire, these chemicals have been found at high levels at several sites, including Pease International Tradeport and the Saint Gobain plastics factory in Merrimack, prompting concern among nearby communities. State and Federal officials promised action. 

GUESTS:

  • Clark Freise, Assistant commissioner of the N.H. Department of Environmental Services.
  • Annie Ropeik,  Energy and environment reporter for NHPR. 

Read some of Annie Ropeik's recent coverage here

This show will broadcast live from 9 to 9:40 a.m. on Monday, July 2, and rebroadcasts at 7 p.m. 

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