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Posted on: February 1, 2018

New GenX Results & CFPUA Continues to Monitor Drinking Water in Light of Recent DEQ Data

New GenX Results From the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant

 We have received the latest results from our on-going GenX testing at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. Levels of GenX continue to remain below the DHHS health goal of 140 parts per trillion (ppt).

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CFPUA Continues to Monitor Drinking Water in Light of Recent DEQ Data

As reported in a special update yesterday, CFPUA has received new data from DEQ indicating a spike in the levels of the compound GenX discharged from Chemours’ Outfall 002. On December 11, GenX was measured at a level of 2,300 parts per trillion (ppt)—significantly above the health goal of 140 ppt set by the Department of Health and Human Services.

As can be seen above, CFPUA sampling results from that period indicate the concentration of the compound decreased to well below the health goal by the time it reached the Sweeney plant. The Chemours site is nearly 50 miles upstream of the CFPUA intake—causing a natural dilution process as the compound mixes with the water in the Cape Fear River and travels downstream.

CFPUA continues to monitor the treated water from Sweeney Water Treatment Plant on a weekly basis, and we will continue to release these results as we receive them.

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