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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Acid Rain Program
Acid rain, more properly termed acid deposition, is the input of acidifying compounds from the atmosphere to the earth’s surface. It is comprised primarily of sulfuric and nitric acids that are formed when emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) react in the atmosphere with water, oxygen, and other compounds. Chlorine emissions can also lead to hydrochloric acid, but this usually only accounts for a small fraction of acid rain. The source of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides is principally from the burning of fossil fuels by electric utilities, industries, and motor vehicles. more …

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  • Joe Fontaine
    Emissions Trading Program Manager
    NHDES Air Resources Division
    29 Hazen Drive; PO Box 95
    Concord, NH 03302-0095
    (603) 271-6794
    (603) 271-1381(fax)

NH Department of Environmental Services | 29 Hazen Drive | PO Box 95 | Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-3503 | TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964 | Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm

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