GenX: State DEQ Releases Latest Test Results

Aug 2, 2017

The latest test results are in from the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. On Wednesday the DEQ reported that concentrations of GenX in finished drinking water from the Cape Fear River continue to be below the state’s public health goal. 

These latest test results reflect conditions in the Cape Fear River from July 17 to the 20th … when the DEQ completed its fifth week of testing.

The state results for finished drinking water remained well below the 140 parts per trillion health goal developed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

That health goal number, according to the DHHS, represents the concentration of GenX at which no adverse non-cancer health effects would be anticipated over an entire lifetime of exposure to the most sensitive populations.

Water sampling and analysis will continue at finished water sites for the foreseeable future.

Also, DEQ officials this week began conducting groundwater sampling to look for any concentrations of GenX in 16 monitoring wells at Chemours’ facility in Fayetteville.