Governor Chris Sununu was on the Seacoast today, signing two bills dealing with chemical contamination and health risks. One bill gives state environmental regulators new staff and a January 1st deadline to set stricter limits on PFAS chemicals in drinking water. Sununu spoke at Jenness Beach in Rye, near the Coakley Landfill Superfund site and Pease Tradeport. Both are PFAS hotspots that have raised health concerns for neighbors. “We want to make sure that the problems of today don’t become a crisis of tomorrow. We’ve seen that happen in other parts of the country – that is not going to happen here," Sununu said. Sununu also signed a bill letting firefighters qualify faster for cancer treatment coverage. The bill also creates a fund to help...
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Sununu Signs Bills on PFAS, Cancer Treatment Coverage for Firefighters