Shea-Porter PFC Water Contamination Health Study Funding Included in Government Spending Bill
WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that her efforts to secure $7 million for the first ever health impact study of PFC water contamination have been successful. Language was included in the government spending bill to fund the new study. Last year, the House unanimously passed Shea-Porter’s amendment to fund the study in the FY2018 Department of Defense Appropriations bill. Shea-Porter authorized the study by including it in the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act.
“Our Seacoast communities deserve to know how PFC contamination in groundwater supplies is impacting their health, and I am pleased that I was able to secure funding for this first-of-a-kind study in the government funding bill. Every person in our country has a right to clean air and water, but far too many families have waited for answers and are wondering if their children have been exposed to toxic and dangerous chemicals through their drinking water. No one should have to shoulder this burden; we have to know how these chemicals are impacting the health of our communities. I will continue to work with Seacoast stakeholders to support this critical effort and ensure that Granite State communities are included in this study.”