Sep 9, 2016 2:07 PM

Merrimack residents offered blood tests to determine if water is contaminated

MERRIMACK — A vote to ask the state to administer blood tests for residents who use the public water supply has passed.

Theses tests, which are voluntary, would be to see whether or not there are elevated levels of perfluorooctanoic acid in residents' blood as a result of water contamination, according to the Union Leader.

The tests will only be offered to residents who live near Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics which is likely causing the contamination.

Saint-Gobain is working with the town to fund temporary solutions as well as find a long-term solution.

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