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Underground vapor testing expected in Wake Forest neighborhood

Posted October 12, 2012
Updated October 15, 2012

— The North Carolina Division of Waste Management plans to begin below-ground vapor testing of 14 homes near Wake Forest that have shown high levels of chemicals.

The homes, in the Stony Hill Road area, have tested positive for dangerous levels of TCE, a cancer-causing degreasing agent, in well water.

The tests will begin Monday and are expected to last about a week. Results are expected to take up to three weeks.

The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the Environmental Protection Agency is funding waterline extensions from three adjoining community water systems to provide clean water to the affected residents.

The lines should be complete early next year.

DENR officials say two small circuit board assembly companies that used to sit on property in the area are likely responsible for the contamination.


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  • Ambygirl Oct 15, 2012

    piene2, you and I dont' agree on a lot of things but I 100% agree with you on fracking!! I say no to fracking, leave our state alone!!

  • piene2 Oct 12, 2012

    If one is interested in contaminated drinking water just wait until the fracking begins. There will be more then enough contaminated drinking water to go around.