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How Chemicals From A Dartmouth Waste Site Contaminated A N.H. Family's Drinking Water04:59
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Hanover resident Richard Higgins stands near a well 375 feet away from his property, where groundwater tests have shown hundreds of times the New Hampshire state-alloted amount of the chemical 1,4-dioxane, a suspected carcinogen. (Rebecca Sananes/VPR)
Hanover resident Richard Higgins stands near a well 375 feet away from his property, where groundwater tests have shown hundreds of times the New Hampshire state-alloted amount of the chemical 1,4-dioxane, a suspected carcinogen. (Rebecca Sananes/VPR)
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A chemical plume leftover from a Dartmouth College hazardous waste burial site is moving toward a neighborhood in Hanover, N.H.

Vermont Public Radio reporter Rebecca Sananes reports on how the chemical waste got into the groundwater and the family whose land has been contaminated.

This segment aired on August 29, 2016.

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