New Hampshire Senate supports tough PFAS standards

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The New Hampshire Senate has given preliminary approval to several bills aimed at addressing concerns that a toxic chemical has contaminated the state's drinking water.

The Senate unanimously voted Thursday for a bill that would put into law standards that were approved last year for the potentially harmful chemicals known collectively as PFAS.

The Senate also approved setting up a $50 million loan fund for communities that find PFAS in their drinking water systems.

A supporter of the bill says it circumvents attempts to block the standards.

But a leading business group said it felt the issue should continue to be litigated in the courts.

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