- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is asking the federal government to allocate resources for long-term monitoring and testing for those who were exposed to chemicals from a contaminated well in Portsmouth.

Hassan sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama.

Test results show that children exposed to water from the Haven well at the Pease International Tradeport have higher levels of a chemical in their blood than children who weren’t exposed.

The well was closed in May 2014 after contaminants were discovered at levels 10 times higher than the Environmental Protection Agency’s acceptable levels.

Hassan also asked for resources to continue the Air Force’s efforts on the remediation of the Pease aquifer and all of the contaminated wells as quickly as possible in order to ensure water quality is restored.


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