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ADVISORY: New contact information for GenX-related bottled water issues

Raleigh, NC

State officials are providing new contact information for bottled water issues relating to GenX in the Fayetteville area. Chemours’ new contact for bottled water distribution is Selene Locklear. She can be reached at (910) 678-1179 or by email at Selene.Locklear@chemours.com.

WHO:             Selene Locklear

WHAT:          Bottled water issues and distribution related to GenX in drinking water wells near Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility.

HOW:            Phone: (910) 678-1179

                       Email: Selene.Locklear@chemours.com

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality directed Chemours to provide residents in Bladen, Cumberland and Robeson counties with bottled water if drinking water well sampling results show levels of GenX above the state’s provisional health goal of 140 parts per trillion.

To date, Chemours’ third-party consultant has sampled 1,000 drinking water wells approximately five-and-a-half miles from the facility. Of those wells samples, 225 have shown exceedances of the state’s provisional drinking water goal for GenX. Those 225 residences are receiving bottled water from Chemours. Sampling continues, and if additional residential wells are found to exceed the state’s provisional drinking water goal, then those residents will be provided bottled water immediately.

More information about the state’s investigation can be found at: https://deq.nc.gov/news/hot-topics/genx-investigation.