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New Hampshire Committee to Consider Tough Water Standards for Chemicals

A New Hampshire legislative committee will consider a proposal to create some of the nation’s toughest drinking water standards for a class of toxic chemicals that have caused widespread contamination in the state. On Thursday, the New Hampshire Joint Legislative …

Towns Raising Concerns About New Hampshire PFAS Standards

Groups representing municipalities and businesses are trying to put the brakes on New Hampshire’s efforts to impose some of the nation’s toughest drinking water standards for a class of toxic chemicals that have caused widespread contamination in the state. Last …

Maine Bill Aims to Ban Certain Food Packaging Chemicals

The Maine Legislature has passed a bill aimed at prohibiting the sale of food packaging with certain potentially toxic chemicals. The Senate on Tuesday sent the bill to Governor Janet Mills, who has pushed to explore contamination risks from per- …

New Hampshire Sues 3M, DuPont, Other Chemical Companies

New Hampshire has sued eight companies including 3M and the DuPont Co. for damage it says has been caused by a class of potentially toxic chemicals found in pizza boxes, fast-food wrappers and drinking water. The substances – known collectively …

EPA Readies ‘Forever Chemical’ PFA Safety Plan Amid Calls for Tougher Action

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce a plan for dealing with a class of long-lasting chemical contaminants amid complaints from members of Congress and environmentalists that it’s not moved aggressively enough to regulate them. So-called forever chemicals, perfluoroalkyl …

National Guard Helping After Chemicals Found in Delaware Town’s Wells

Delaware Governor John Carney has authorized the National Guard to assist residents of a southern Delaware town after the discovery of high levels of toxic chemicals in municipal wells. Authorities said that the Guard has provided two, 400-gallon portable water …