Concord, NH – Last week, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted HB 1264, extending the Seacoast cancer cluster study commission ought to pass. An amendment was attached to the bill setting maximum containment limits for perfluorochemicals in drinking water and establishes a PFAS fund to address water contamination issues across the state. Senator Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro), co-sponsor of the amendment, and House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) issued the following statements:

“Water contamination issues continue to be one of the most pressing concerns facing New Hampshire,” said Senator Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro). “The amendment we passed last week will go a long way to help mitigate PFAS contamination and set a standard to ensure all New Hampshire families are consuming clean drinking water. Representative Hinch has been a leader in responding to the PFAS contamination in Merrimack and I am pleased to have worked with him on such a critical issue to provide clean drinking water across the Granite State.”

“This is a critically important and comprehensive piece of legislation, which represents bipartisan agreement that clean drinking water is fundamental for New Hampshire citizens,” said House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack). “I look forward to wholeheartedly supporting this omnibus bill when it comes back to the House. We should be proud of the work the legislature has done on this issue, and that we were able to get this bill across the finish line in the midst of a public health crisis.”