COAKLEY LANDFILL

DENNIS MALLOY CO-SPONSORS BILL TO ADD TEETH TO COAKLEY LANDFILL CONTAMINANT REMOVAL

The residents of Greenland and the Seacoast won a big victory when the House of Representatives voted 230-98 to pass HB 494, relative to the removal of contaminants from the Coakley Landfill. The bill will be referred to the Senate. Representative Renny Cushing, (D-Hampton), prime sponsor of the legislation, released the following statement:

“Decades of contamination caused by the Coakley Landfill has been, and continues to be, tragic to countless New Hampshire families. With the highest rates of pediatric cancer in the country, too many families have lost loved ones because we, as a state, have failed to protect their water from carcinogens.”

“As lawmakers, it is our obligation to correct this. HB 494 declares the Coakley Landfill an imminent hazard, requiring action be taken to clean the contamination. I thank the House for its strong vote to make our water clean again.”