Drinking water systems are constantly measured using safety standards established by the EPA and the North Carolina Division of Environmental Health and Natural Resources (NCDEHNR) for known contaminants and substances, but GenX is not listed among them.
GenX isn’t treated to be remove in the water treatment process because it’s not classified as a contaminant that should be controlled in drinking water.
Wilmington’s water is treated to remove impurities, such as bacteria, fertilizers and solvents, among others. It has consistently met or exceeded said safeguards, as outlined in the Annual Water Quality Report distributed to all customers by June 1 of each year.
Dupont Chemours plant must report rates and concentrations of its river discharges, so new research could begin from that and water treatment data taken downstream and in the water supply systems over the same period of years. But GenX isn’t a typical impurity to be treated for drinking water.
What will it take to get GenX and its chemical cousins out of the tap water? The question is now more of what will it take to know the real health dangers facing the residents downstream from the Fayetteville site all the way to the lower southeast of North Carolina.
Cape Fear River data gathered in 2013-2014 had GenX in raw and filtered water, yet it sat in reports without any expected regulatory or enforcement required, although some scientists kept pointing to its continued high concentrations. It should have moved to action sooner.
Toxicologists say to know GenX better we should look at its chemical cousins, all from the same manufacturing process, the same company, and linked to various cancers.
Greg Jones Law is a national personal injury law firm which has had great success in cases involving big industrial companies and is now investigating claims related to Dupont Chemours contaminating the water.
If you or someone you know has cancer, kidney, liver or thyroid diseases, or reproductive or immune problems that could be related to being exposed or ingesting GenX, you can call now for a free no-hassle consultation. Call 855-JONES-LAW (855-566-3752) or use our website to contact us for a free case review. We’re here to help!