- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) - The Coakley Landfill Group has rejected the New Hampshire town of Greenland’s request that the group pay to run municipal water to homeowners whose wells are vulnerable to contamination from a Superfund cleanup site.

The group includes three towns and the city of Portsmouth. The Portsmouth Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2gGHgFj ) the city’s environmental planner, Peter Britz, said in a letter that no contaminants have been detected in private wells above the Environmental Protection Agency’s advisory level.

Groundwater tests conducted by the Department of Environmental Services and Environmental Protection Agency this past summer had found perfluorochemicals (PFCs) in nine of 20 wells near the Coakley landfill.

The landfill in Greenland and North Hampton is a federal Superfund site.

Greenland residents on Monday night asked town officials to work to install municipal water.


Information from: Portsmouth Herald, https://www.seacoastonline.com

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