WATER QUALITY

Tests Reveal High Levels of PFC's Near Breakfast Hill

A test of surface water taken from Breakfast Hill showed levels of PFCs nearly three times the permanent lifetime health advisory level for drinking water.

The Conservation Law Foundation conducted the tests on three samples taken from surface water around the Coakley landfill after state Rep.-elect Mindi Messmer approached the group with her concerns about contaminants leaching from the Superfund site, Great Bay–Piscataqua waterkeeper Jeff Barnum said Wednesday.

A complete Seacoast On-Line article published December 1, can be found here under the Press tab of my website.

This is an important and troubling development in finding remediation for Greenland residents who live near the Coakley site. Greenland Selectmen and Town Administrator Karen Anderson are paying very close attention to these developments and I am working with state Rep-elect Mindi Messmer to file legislation to put a permanent commission in place to deal with this and the other 150 landfill sites in New Hampshire.

I will publish more on the path of the legislation as this develops and keep you informed on the activities of our Greenland officials who do understand the seriousness of this situation.