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Governor Sununu Vetoes Medical Monitoring

Contact Name: Sara Persechino

Phone: (603) 271-3479

Email: Sara.Persechino@leg.state.nh.us

CONCORD - Today, Governor Sununu vetoed HB 1375, a bill to establish the elements of a claim for medical monitoring and the damages that may be awarded.

Senator Shannon Chandley (D-Amherst) issued the following statement in response:

“As a state, we have taken significant steps to address the public health consequences caused by the contamination of our drinking and waste water by PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances). However, while we continue our remediation efforts, we cannot forget that there are Granite Staters who have already been exposed to contamination and have developed the subsequent long-term health complications. HB 1375 would have given individuals who have been exposed to harmful chemicals due to the negligence of a third party, including PFAS or any other hazardous or toxic substance, the proper tools to monitor and address long-term health impacts. I am disappointed that Governor Sununu has vetoed this crucial legislation.”

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