The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality released a community update on Tuesday for residents near the Fayetteville Works facility and the Cape Fear Region. Following is the update release.
This community update includes the latest information that may be of interest to residents in the Cape Fear River Region and the communities near the Fayetteville Works facility.
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) entered into a Consent Order with Chemours and Cape Fear River Watch in February 2019. The order requires Chemours to address all sources of PFAS at the facility to prevent further impacts to air, soil, groundwater and surface waters.
The full Consent Order and history of the GenX investigation can be found online at https://bit.ly/2Z7JHVA.
Alternative Water / Filtration Systems
The consent order includes specific components requiring Chemours to provide alternate water for residences that have PFAS detected in their drinking water wells. Under the consent order, Chemours is required to provide bottled water until such time as a filtration system or connection to a municipal water supply has been provided. DEQ has approved certain reverse osmosis and granular activated carbon filtration systems for affected residents.
More information on that approval is available here: https://bit.ly/2JM5PPD.
Chemours will be notifying residents with installed reverse osmosis (RO) systems that bottled water delivery will be ending in October. Chemours will send a letter to each homeowner providing at least 14 days’ notice that bottled water delivery will be discontinued for residences with operable RO systems.
Questions related to bottled water delivery can be addressed through the Chemours hotline number at (910) 678-1101.
New Reverse Osmosis Unit Installations
For areas west of the Cape Fear River in Bladen and Cumberland Counties, the Public Water Feasibility Analysis is still under review. DEQ has requested feedback from representatives of Cumberland and Bladen Counties.
Chemours will not be installing additional granular activated carbon filtration systems in Cumberland and Bladen Counties west of the Cape Fear River until a final public water feasibility determination is made. Bottled water delivery will continue in the interim for residences in these areas that are eligible either for public water or granular activated carbon filtration systems.
Chemours will continue to install reverse osmosis systems for eligible homes in Cumberland and Bladen Counties west of the Cape Fear River.