Perfluorooctanoic Acid found in Southern New Hampshire Water

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Article Courtesy of Kimberly Houghton | July 21st, 2016 | New Hampshire Union Leader | Published as Educational Material

The source of water contamination in Southern New Hampshire may be Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. A study found that small amounts of perfluorooctanoic acid were being emitted from the facility. Although the amounts being radiated to don’t violate any standards set by the federal government, the company has promised to keep a close eye on its production and maintenance of waste effluents. “These violations were recorded because the systems were not doing everything that they are required to do to protect the public from lead issues,” states the non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Read more about it here.

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