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400 New Hampshire properties get bottled water over PFOA

Source: Hastings Tribune | April 7th, 2016 | Associated Press
Industry type: Perfluorinated chemicals

Bottled water will be provided to 400 properties in two New Hampshire communities where elevated levels of a chemical used to make Teflon coatings had been found in the drinking water.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has suggested that the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics plant in Merrimack is likely responsible for the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) that has been found in 23 wells in Litchfield and three in Merrimack at levels at or above 100 parts per trillion. All the wells are within a mile radius of the plant.

The company, which found PFOA in its drinking water earlier this year and notified the department, has said that it would provide bottled water to residents in Merrimack and Litchfield affected by the contamination.