The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

New Data Stokes Concerns About N.H.'s Drinking Water

A recent survey of private wells in the Granite State found eighty thousand residents may be at risk of exposure to several toxins, including arsenic. Public water supplies, meanwhile, can be vulnerable to other forms of contamination and affected by severe weather from floods to droughts. We’ll look at these challenges, and possible solutions.

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GUESTS:

  • Joe Ayotte – hydrologist at USGS, the US Geological Survey
  • Sam Evans-Brown – NHPR’s environment reporter. You can find his recent reporting on arsenic and well water here.
  • Sarah Pillsbury – runs the public drinking water program at New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

LINKS:

Dartmouth video about the risks of arsenic exposure:

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