Mar 11, 2016

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) is investigating the presence of perfluorochemicals (PFCs) in the water in Merrimack.

PFCs are man made chemicals used in nonstick cookware, stain resistant carpeting, and more.

Jul 13, 2016

On Tuesday, July 19 the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Department of Environmental Services (DES) will host a public meeting about the investigation into perfluorochemicals (PFCs) in southern New Hampshire’s water supply.

Sep 15, 2016

A New Jersey committee has recommended a limit of 14 parts per trillion (ppt) for PFOA in drinking water. That is much lower than the standard New Hampshire is using, 70 ppt.

PFOA is a chemical used in firefighting foam, nonstick cookware, stain-resistant carpeting, and many other products.

PFC contamination in drinking water
Jun 17, 2017

A conference committee of representatives and senators failed to agree on a final version of a bill to set stricter limits on the amount of PFCs in water.

childhood pediatric cancer cluster
Jul 07, 2017

Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill that establishes a commission to continue the investigation into a childhood cancer cluster on the seacoast.

The commission will take over from a taskforce established by former Gov. Maggie Hassan, which is scheduled to issue a final report this summer.

2018 bills
Sep 12, 2017

Last week New Hampshire legislators started filing requests for 2018 bills.  Here are some of the highlights so far.

Medicaid Expansion

One of the first bill requests would continue New Hampshire's expanded Medicaid program.  Without legislation, New Hampshire's program will end December 31, 2018. 

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