NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The latest test data released by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority shows GenX levels below the state’s new health assessment levels.
Ongoing testing, performed by Eurofins Scientific, showed that GenX levels at the Sweeney plant on July 19 and 20 were beneath North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services’ “health goal” of 140 parts per trillion. Two and three days earlier, levels had been nearly double, putting them out of the healthy range.
The CFPUA has promised to continue daily monitoring and updates. As of yet, there has been no update on the CFPUA’s pick-up, drop off plan for GenX-free water. The plan to pick up and fill approved containers with filtered ground-water drawn from uncontaminated aquifer sources and then distribute at local churches was announced late Friday night, after GenX levels spiked.