CFPUA waiting on response from Dept. of Environmental Quality

CFPUA waiting on response from Dept. of Environmental Quality

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Shortly after a new toxicological report on perfluorinated compounds was released last week by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority contacted two state agencies for additional information.

One responded. The other hasn't.

In a news flash update sent Wednesday, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority said it asked the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Environmental Quality for information on implications on our drinking water.

"NCDHHS responded and informed us that they are reviewing the report, but are not recommending additional steps at this time," CFPUA's update read. "We have not yet received a response from NCDEQ."

The toxicological profile lowered minimum risk levels for PFOA and PFOS compounds established by the ATSDR.

CFPUA said it submitted a public comment to the agency, voicing concern that levels of these compounds in our drinking water have exceeded the new minimum risk levels on many occasions.

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