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Report: EPA says no GenX found in West Virginia, Ohio water treated by carbon filters

The EPA found no detectable levels of Gen X in treated drinking water from contaminated wells in Ohio and West Virginia, according to a report this week. (Source: WECT) The EPA found no detectable levels of Gen X in treated drinking water from contaminated wells in Ohio and West Virginia, according to a report this week. (Source: WECT)
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The EPA found no detectable levels of Gen X in treated drinking water from contaminated wells in Ohio and West Virginia, according to a report this week. 

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel is reporting that water was tested from 14 wells where granular-activated carbon treatment systems were installed.

“At this time, no GenX was found in treated drinking water that came from contaminated wells,” the EPA said in a statement, according to the News and Sentinel. “At the time of sampling, the GAC appeared to be effective on GenX.”

Test results of untreated water found GenX levels ranging from 16 parts per trillion to 81 ppt.

The testing results can be found here.

 The Cape Fear Public Utilities Authority is running pilot tests of granular-activated carbon and ion exchange.

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