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PFAS chemicals found 16 miles from Chemours plant, North Carolina officials say

By May 9, 2021May 10th, 2021PFAS in the news

FAYETTEVILLE — Potentially toxic chemicals have been found in water from wells at least 16 miles from the Chemours plant in Bladen County, with more than 4,660 having at least one of the compounds, state records show.

The result from tests done on wells through mid-April have put the contamination in the Stedman area and near Sampson County, according to maps posted on the state Department of Environmental Quality website.

More than 260 homes with wells in Bladen, Cumberland and Robeson counties were found to have more than the provisional health level of 140 parts per trillion of GenX in their well water. Read more…