State holding information session on private well sampling near Chemours

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NCDEQ crews take water samples from residential wells near the Chemours plant on Sept. 15, 2017. (Photo: Kirsten Gutierrez/WWAY)
NCDEQ crews take water samples from residential wells near the Chemours plant on Sept. 15, 2017. (Photo: Kirsten Gutierrez/WWAY)

SOUTHEASTERN NC (WWAY) — The state is holding its third community information session to answer questions about drinking water well results from the sampling conducted near Chemours’¬†Fayetteville Works facility in Bladen County.

The meeting is being held Thursday in the Gray’s Creek area to provide people with updated information on the GenX investigation at the request of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.

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Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services will also discuss plans to continue well sampling and alternative water solutions.

State officials and Chemours began collecting water samples for testing from drinking water wells September 15 as part of an ongoing GenX investigation. During this initial sampling, 141 wells were sampled and 51 showed concentrations of GenX above the state’s provisional health goal. Fifty-five wells showed detections below the health goal and 35 did not have detections of GenX.

In mid-October, at the state’s request, Chemours expanded its sampling to 450 parcels located one mile from the facility’s property line.



The meeting is from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Gray’s Creek High School Auditorium on Celebration Drive in Hope Mills.