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“Governor Chris Sununu has signed an omnibus bill that will reinstate new drinking water standards for toxic PFAS chemicals in 2022.

Democrats hailed the signature of the bill, which was opposed by some business groups. The legislation will enact, in about two years, some of the strictest PFAS drinking water standards of any of the handful of states that have such rules.

These standards initially came from the Department of Environmental Services, but stalled in a lawsuit before they took effect. This bill aims to get around that lawsuit and empowers DES to maintain the standards through annual reevaluations…”