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“Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., which is installing new technology to reduce PFAS air emissions at its New Hampshire facility, won’t be able to finish the project in time due to coronavirus restrictions and local dissent, the company said in a request announced Friday.

The company is responsible for building a scrubber at its Merrimack, N.H., facility to keep per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from being released into the environment through air emissions. The substances, also known as PFAS, are associated with that facility’s fabric coating operations.

  • The town of Merrimack is appealing the permit, issued Feb. 11, that requires Saint-Gobain to build the scrubber, arguing that virus-related delays have made it “unrealistic, impractical, and likely impossible” to meet the Feb. 11, 2021 deadline to complete the scrubber.