“New Hampshire House Passes Tough Drinking Water Standards”

“The New Hampshire House passed a bill Tuesday that would put into law some of country‚Äôs toughest drinking water standards for a group of toxic chemicals and provides tens of millions of dollars to help communities in the state meet the rules.

The House voted 210 to 116 on the standards put forth last year by the state Department of Environmental Services for potentially harmful chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known collectively as PFAS.

The standards limit one chemical to a maximum of 12 parts per trillion and another to 15 parts per trillion, far lower than the 70 parts per trillion the federal Environmental Protection Agency has advised for the chemicals.”

Michael Casey reports for the Associated Press June 30, 2020.