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GenX levels decrease as more water is pumped out of recovery well

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

As water continues to be pumped out of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority's aquifer storage and recovery well, levels of GenX in the water continue to decrease.

Work to remove nearly 50 million gallons of water that contain GenX began on Sept. 20 and according to a Monday afternoon email update, CFPUA is 70 percent of the way to its goal.

In June, GenX levels were 820 parts per trillion. On Oct. 23, it was down to 82 ppt.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services established a GenX health goal of 140 ppt. 

The chart showing sampling results is attached to this story.

In the most recent testing at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant, GenX levels were up from previous weeks. Results for Oct. 18-23 revealed GenX at 52 ppt on Oct. 18 and 98 ppt on Oct. 23 in finished, or treated, drinking water.

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