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October, early November data shows high GenX concentrations at Chemours wastewater discharge outfall

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Concentrations of GenX at Chemours’ wastewater discharge outfall in Fayetteville exceeded the state’s provisional drinking water health goal in late October and early November, according to preliminary water quality data the state Department of Environmental Quality received from the company this week. DEQ is investigating the cause of the spike and has demanded answers from Chemours, which is supposed to be capturing GenX rather than releasing it into the Cape Fear River.

Latest test results show concentrations of GenX in Camp Dixie’s lake, Marshwood Lake and Hall Park baseball field’s well

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

State officials received surface water test results from the recreational lake at Camp Dixie in Bladen County showing concentrations of GenX of 620 parts per trillion. Surface water results from Marshwood Lake in Cumberland County showed concentrations of GenX at 915 parts per trillion while the Hall Park baseball field well water showed concentrations of 53.6 parts per trillion.

State receives results showing no GenX at Alderman Elementary School, low concentrations at Gray’s Creek Elementary

Thursday, November 2, 2017

State officials received results from well testing for Gen X at two elementary schools in the Gray’s Creek community in Cumberland County. There was no detection of GenX at Alderman Elementary School. Results for Gray’s Creek Elementary School showed concentrations of 5.19 parts per trillion, which is well below the state’s provisional drinking water health goal of 140 parts per trillion.

Media Advisory: 2017 Albermarle-Pamlico Ecosystem Symposium

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Reporters are invited to Wednesday’s 2017 Albemarle-Pamlico Ecosystem Symposium: Eyes on the Horizon where experts will lead a discussion on issues impacting the rivers and estuaries of the Albemarle-Pamlico region.

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