Sununu Signs PFAS Water Protection Bills for New Hampshire
By Christian Wade | Washington Examiner | August 26, 2021
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“Gov. Chris Sununu has signed several bills aimed at reducing ‘forever chemicals’ and other contamination in New Hampshire’s drinking water systems.
Topping the raft of legislation signed by Sununu is HB 236 , which will allow private property owners to sue polluters if they have experienced contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. The new law sets a six-month statute of limitations on legal claims.
Sununu also signed HB 235 , which is aimed at protecting private well owners whose water could be contaminated by setting new rules on small groundwater withdrawals.
‘There’s no greater faith placed in the government than when you turn on your faucet, fill up a glass and hand it to your kids,’ Sununu said in a statement. ‘We still have a long way to go, but the work we have done in the past few years has just been monumental and these bills are yet another giant step forward for communities across New Hampshire.”…
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