WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - In the most recent test results of water samples taken at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority found levels of GenX to be below the NC Department of Health and Human Services health goal.
According to a CFPUA Wednesday afternoon update, levels of GenX in raw and finished water from Aug. 16-23 were between 32 and 54 parts per trillion. The NCDHHS goal is 140 ppt.
GenX is an unregulated compound that was discharged into the Cape Fear River by the Chemours Company at its Fayetteville Works site.
On Aug. 16, samples revealed GenX levels of 54 ppt in raw water and 45 in finished water. A day later, the raw number went down 40 ppt, but the finished number rose to 52 ppt, the highest number in finished water during that week of testing.
Raw numbers are listed as not applicable on Aug. 21 and 23 and finished numbers are 49 and 32, respectively, on those days.