New Hampshire Private Wells Contain PFOA

Town of Bedford provides bottled water to residents

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Nearly 100 homes in the town of Bedford, N.H., are being provided bottled water after a potentially cancer-causing chemical was found in private wells near the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics plant.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has focused on private wells located on two roads in testing for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

An additional cluster of 31 homes was added to the bottled water zone when one well recently tested above the acceptable level of the carcinogen. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services officials say the well tested close to 90 ppt, which is above the 70-ppt limit for PFOA in drinking water.

Saint-Gobain has been paying to provide bottled water to those affected and is analyzing test results.

The Daily Progress

Saint Gobain

This is the same company suspected of similar ground water contamination in Hoosick Falls NY. I am not sure if these PFOA traces are actually cancer causing-

Are these chemical compounds list in EPA's "hit list" for bad stuff in ground water ?

Re: Saint Gobain

In 2016, EPA issued health advisories for PFOA/PFOS. You can find more information here:

Kate Ferguson
WQP Editor-in-Chief

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