NH DES opposes protective PFAS water bill
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The commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Services is opposing SB-287 FN, which is aimed at setting more protective levels from PFAS chemicals in water.

Robert Scott, in a Feb. 12 letter to state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, D-Portsmouth, one of the bill’s sponsors, states his agency is opposed to the bill.

“While N.H. DES shares the level of concern related to these chemicals in impacted communities in the Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire, we oppose SB 287-FN, because we are currently engaged in administrative rule-making authorized during the 2018 legislative session for four of these chemicals based on a well-established and scientific approach to determine acceptable risk from chemicals in drinking water,” Scott said in the letter.

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