Five months ago, when the public first learned of potentially carcinogenic levels of GenX in the Cape Fear River, the crisis seemed limited to people living south of the Chemours chemical plant on the border of Cumberland and Bladen counties.

Today, GenX has been found in a Cumberland County lake, an elementary school’s water well and in several dozen private wells within a mile or two of the plant, leading scientists to question whether the chemical is spreading through the air as well as water.

Read the full article by Greg Barnes & Steve DeVane for The Fayetteville Observer here.