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Tainted Water Found in DuPont Plant's Well

Posted March 31, 2008

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— The Department of Environment and Natural Resources reported Monday that levels of a cancer-causing chemical have more than doubled in well water on the property of DuPont's Fayetteville Works plant in Bladen County.

DENR has been monitoring the presence of perfluorooctanoic acid, or C8, in the well. The level increased from 7 parts per billion in 2006 to 17 parts per billion last year.

The state is investigating the reason behind the increase. A spokeswoman said Monday that recent drought conditions may have played a role.

Terry Gooding from DuPont's Richmond, Va., office said there is no indication that the well with the high sample is affecting groundwater outside the 2,200-acre plant.

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  • Adelinthe Apr 1, 2008

    There's a leak somewhere.

    The state needs to make sure there's a clean up cause just because it hasn't affected the ground water beyond their campus, doesn't mean it won't someday. All the tainted water on their campus needs to do is find an aquifer. Then it will spread wherever the aquifer goes which is sometimes miles and miles, to hundreds of miles.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • likemenow Apr 1, 2008

    Shocking, huh?