Department of Environmental Services http://nhpr.org en The Lakeport Dam: Standing At New Hampshire's Water Crossroads http://nhpr.org/post/lakeport-dam-standing-new-hampshires-water-crossroads <p>The <a href="http://weirsbeach.com/reasons-to-visit/history/natives/lakeport-dam/">Lakeport Dam </a>is only about 222-feet wide and more than 60 years old, but it stands at a unique New Hampshire crossroads.</p><p>Upstream is Lake Winnipesaukee, the state’s largest lake covering more than 44½ thousands of acres of surface area and plunging to a depth of up to 212 feet.</p><p>Downstream is&nbsp; the Winnipesaukee River, which travels through downtown Laconia (“The City of Lakes”) and then into Lake Winnisquam, the fourth-largest lake in New Hampshire.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Ray Carbone 48335 at http://nhpr.org The Lakeport Dam: Standing At New Hampshire's Water Crossroads New Hampshire MTBE Testing, Cleanup Initiative Getting Underway http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-mtbe-testing-cleanup-initiative-getting-underway <p>New Hampshire’s program to clean up MTBE contamination is getting underway.</p><p>The Executive Council has approved funding for an Remediation Bureau, which will begin testing wells and water sources for MTBE contamination. The gasoline additive was intended to help the state address air pollution, but it was banned in 2007, years after the state began seeking damages from companies that produced and marketed gasoline with MTBE because of its effects on groundwater.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:12:31 +0000 Brady Carlson 39718 at http://nhpr.org Bacteria Advisory Lifted At Weirs Beach, But Source Of Contamination Remains Unknown http://nhpr.org/post/bacteria-advisory-lifted-weirs-beach-source-contamination-remains-unknown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Department of Environmental Services has lifted the fecal bacteria advisory on Weirs Beach in </span>Laconia<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; But advisories remain in place for Bartlett Beach and </span>Opechee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cove.&nbsp; </span></p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 32085 at http://nhpr.org Bacteria Advisory Lifted At Weirs Beach, But Source Of Contamination Remains Unknown Tom Burack: NH's Commissioner Of Environmental Services http://nhpr.org/post/tom-burack-nhs-commissioner-environmental-services <p></p><p>We sit down with New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Thomas Burack.&nbsp;&nbsp;The state’s environment has seen some hopeful trends recently, particularly when it comes to air quality. The story changes, however, when it comes to our lakes and coastal waters. We’ll get an update on what’s been working in addressing these issues, and what still needs to be done.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guest</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Tom Burack -</strong>&nbsp;New Hampshire Commissioner for Environmental Services</li></ul> Thu, 02 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 26652 at http://nhpr.org Tom Burack: NH's Commissioner Of Environmental Services Air-Quality Officials Investigate Balsams Renovation Fire http://nhpr.org/post/air-quality-officials-investigate-balsams-renovation-fire <p>The Department of Environmental Services is investigating whether any air-protection measures were violated when several buildings at the Balsams were burned down as part of a renovation.</p><p>The fires took place on January 6<sup>th</sup> and destroyed a large dormitory and a second building once used to produce rubber and latex products.</p><p>Three North Country fire departments used the burn as a training exercise.</p><p>The fire also saved money for the new owners who wanted to demolish the buildings as part of a planned renovation.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:11:51 +0000 Chris Jensen 23099 at http://nhpr.org