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November 20, 2013

Dioxane meeting is in Atkinson tonight

ATKINSON — The Environmental Protection Agency and New Hampshire Department of Environmental services will host an information session tonight for residents whose wells were contaminated by Dioxane 1,4.

For more than a year, residents of 47 households have lived with traces of contaminants in their wells.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is expected to begin work to construct a new water line.

Wells affected contain at least a trace of 1,4 Dioxane, a compound which has been known to cause cancer. The contamination was discovered in 2011 when the water was being tested for other substances. The state Department of Environmental Services has provided bottled water to homes with well water containing 3 micrograms of Dioxane.

The homes affected are on Emery Drive, Belknap Drive and Brookside Terrace.

Officials will reveal which houses are going to be hooked up to water lines and present a timeline of the work.

There will be a question-and-answer session following the meeting.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Atkinson Community Center. The community center is located at 4 Main St.

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