Chemical Company Chemours in Fayetteville is now ordered by the Department of Environmental Quality to provide even more bottled water. Test show a growing number of tainted wells near the company’s plant along the Cape Fear River.
The latest round of private well testing near Chemours did not go well for the company.
As a result DEQ has instructed Chemours to provide bottled water to 34 more well owners near the company’s Fayetteville Works facility.
Test results from the company’s sampling show GenX above the state’s provisional health goal in residential drinking wells. That goal 140 parts per trillion.
That means there are now 85 residential well owners living near the plant who are receiving bottled water because of GenX detection.
In all, the state has confirmed that 248 wells have been tested with 85 above the health goal, 103 below the health goal and 60 with no detection.