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New Hampshire to Test Throughout State for PFOA Contamination

March 28, 2017, 10:51 PM

New Hampshire environmental officials will test for the chemicals perflurooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) at sites throughout the state near potential sources such as fire training sites and former manufacturing plants.

The state will begin broad testing for the chemicals next year, Brandon Kernen, a chief of hydrology at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, told reporters March 28.

The Department of Environmental Services is contacting fire stations and town health departments for leads about where PFOA and PFOS could be lingering.

Landfills

Prime suspects are the state’s 800 landfill and toxic waste sites, Kernen said....

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