State Awaiting Tests On Wells Around Coakley

New Hampshire has lowered its is ambient groundwatter quality standard for 1.4 -dioxane to .32 parts per billion, and the state is now awaiting test results on wells around the Coakley landfill that historically tested above the new groundwater standard for the suspected carcinogen.

The NH DES ordered the CLG to "immediately provide bottled water" to homeowners on Breakfast Hill Road whose well tested above the new standard.

The CLG has been ordered to provide "recommendations for correcting action" within 30 days.

DES spokesman Jim Martin said that "bottled water is not considered a long-term solution." A long-term solution could mean connecting somebody to a public water supply or providing a treatment system."