CFPUA holding final community meeting about GenX, other PFAS

GenX is one of the per-fluorinated compounds, or PFAS, found in the Cape Fear River

CFPUA holding final community meeting about GenX, other PFAS
CFPUA is holding its final public hearing about plans to treat the Cape Fear River, which is the source of water for customers of the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Members of the community can have their questions about GenX and other per-fluorinated compounds (PFAS) in the Cape Fear River answered during a community meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8 held by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

The meeting is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Cape Fear Community College North Campus, in Room NE-108, located at 4500 Blue Clay Road in Castle Hayne.

A presentation will include strategies for reducing PFAS in the river, which is the drinking water source for customers served by the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant.

There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects.

The public is encouraged to attend and learn more about CFPUA’s plan, ask questions of CFPUA staff, and share comments.

You can learn more about GenX and other PFAS here.

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