CONCORD —Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted unanimously to endorse a House bill that calls for a review by the Department of Environmental Services of the allowable limits on PFOA and PFOS contamination, with an eye toward adopting limits lower than federal standards.

The federal maximum contaminant limit for PFCs is 70 parts per trillion, but other states have adopted much lower standards on their own, such as Vermont (20 ppt) and New Jersey (14 ppt).

Bill HB 463, which pushes for tougher PFOA standards now is advancing to the state’s senate.

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