Read the full article by Kristen Johnson (The Fayetteville Observer)

“Potentially toxic chemicals have been found in water from wells at least 16 miles from the Chemours plant in Bladen County, with more than 4,660 having at least one of the compounds, state records show.

The result from tests done on wells through mid-April have put the contamination in the Stedman area and near Sampson County, according to maps posted on the state Department of Environmental Quality website.

More than 260 homes with wells in Bladen, Cumberland, and Robeson counties were found to have more than the provisional health level of 140 parts per trillion of GenX in their well water.

The wells at another 4,642 homes in those counties were found to have at least one compound from a group of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.

PFAS are man-made chemicals that are used in products like cookware and food packaging. Researchers say these chemicals can cause adverse health issues.

GenX, which is made at the Chemours facility, is a PFAS compound. The chemical and other PFAS compounds also are the byproducts of processes done at the plant…”