“EXETER — The Environmental Protection Agency will hold its first regional community engagement session on its stepped-up efforts to address PFAS water contamination on June 25 and 26 at Exeter High School.

Andrea Amico, a Portsmouth activist and co-founder of the Testing for Pease community group, said the EPA had initially planned to hold the two-day event in Portsmouth, but switched to Exeter High School because it wanted a venue big enough to handle the expected crowd.

The New England regional PFAS event will be the first of its kind held after the EPA recently finished its PFAS convention in Washington, D.C.

‘Following the historic PFAS National Leadership Summit, it’s critical that EPA visit communities to hear directly from those impacted by PFAS,’ EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a statement released Monday morning. ‘This is the next step in our commitment to address challenges with PFAS, and these visits will provide valuable insight for EPA’s efforts moving forward’…

The public is invited to speak during this session and can sign up for a three-minute speaking slot at epa.gov/pfas/forms/pfas-community-engagement-exeter-nh.

There will be a working session on the second day of the event, which is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school.”

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