Sununu signs bills addressing PFAS in firefighting foam, furniture
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When traces of potentially dangerous chemicals were found in the groundwater near New Hampshire Fire Academy in Concord last year, state officials were quick to clarify that the city’s drinking water would not be affected.
But the find was still a warning bell. For years, Granite State residents and agencies have been waking up to the potential risks from ingesting per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, often referred to as PFAS, after large quantities were found in 2014 in water surrounding the Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth.