SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - Residents in Bladen, Cumberland and Robeson counties have a new contact for bottled water issues related to GenX, an unregulated compound discharged into the Cape Fear River by the Chemours Company at its Fayetteville Works site.
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality said in a news release that the person to contact for bottled water distribution is Selene Locklear. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 910-678-1179.
NCDEQ directed Chemours to provide residents in Bladen, Cumberland and Robeson counties with bottled water if well-sampled drinking water showed GenX levels above the state's recommended health goal of 140 parts per trillion.
According to the news release, a third-party consultant has sampled 1,000 wells approximately 5 1/2 miles from Chemours' facility and 225 of those samples exceed the health goal. Those 225 residences are receiving bottled water from Chemours.
If additional residential wells are found to exceed the 140 ppt mark, Chemours will provide bottled for them immediately.