GenX found in fish in lake near Chemours plant

GenX found in fish in lake near Chemours plant

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - GenX was found in fish in a lake less than a mile from the Chemours plant in Bladen County, according to a new study conducted by the Department of Environmental Quality.

Samples were taken from three types of fish from Marshwood Lake, a man-made lake about .7 miles north/northeast of the Fayetteville Works plant.

GenX was found in one type of the fish, redear sunfish, while five other chemical compounds were found in largemouth bass, and four in blue catfish.

GenX was the only chemical compound found in sediment around the lake.

The DEQ does note that the study is not meant as a fish consumption advisory and that the results can't be applied to any other body of water.

More information on the test can be found below:

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