Updated well water testing results and information posted

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 12:00am

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, or DENR, updated on Aug. 20 individual results from testing conducted at public and private water supply wells near Duke Energy’s 14 coal-fired electrical generating facility boundaries.

Spreadsheet updated
The updated spreadsheet provides a detailed account of the results at each individual well where tests have been conducted, and the state has confirmed that the well owners have received the results of those tests. The spreadsheet compares the individual results of testing for coal ash-related metals and constituents with state and federal water quality thresholds, if such a threshold exists. The spreadsheet includes 287 well test results and 42 resample test results.

Well test results summary updated
DENR also updated its summary of well test results. The summary of well test results includes information on 313 wells. The summary includes all results sent back to DENR, whereas the spreadsheet includes only results where well owner receipt has been confirmed. Thus, the summary numbers and the spreadsheet numbers are different.

Additionally, 73 resampling results have been reported for wells that previously received resampling recommendations from the DHHS. The 42 well resampling results that have been delivered to well owners are listed on the spreadsheet in addition to the well’s original sample results and are identified with an “R” at the end of the listing showing the identification of the well owner.

Health risk evaluations summary updated
DENR has updated the number of health risk evaluations that were produced by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and sent to homeowners along with the well test results. The updated summary includes information on 327 health risk evaluations that have been received by well owners. Copies of the well water use recommendations are available to be downloaded by clicking on the following batch numbers: 1234567,8910111213.