Chemours cuts off bottled water for some

By: The Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE — The company that makes a chemical that’s been found in private wells near its Bladen County plant will stop providing bottled water to residents whose wells meet the state’s health goal.

Chemours will stop giving out bottled water at its Fayetteville Works plant Aug. 23. Families with levels of GenX contamination below the state’s threshold of what’s considered safe will now have to buy their own water or go back to using well water.

Chemours spokeswoman Lisa Randall says the plant was established as a “temporary” pickup location for residents whose wells were in the process of being samples and those with wells that had levels of GenX above the state’s provisional goal. She says all “eligible” residents now get bottled water delivered.

The Associated Press