Residents near Chemours plant frustrated over GenX samples

first_img00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It’s been months since Chemours went out to some homes in Bladen and Cumberland counties to test their well water for GenX. Now, some resident are frustrated with the results.Timmy Berginer has lived in Bladen County for 16 years. He says he never imagined something like GenX, an unregulated compound with unknown health risks, would wind up in his well water.- Advertisement – He thought things were looking up when Chemours, the company that manufactures Genx, tested his water.“My first reaction to it when they said they were going to come out and test it was that they’re moving in the right direction,” Berginer said.Chemours has tested around 350 private wells near its plant. Many people were later informed their water was either “usable” or they had high levels of GenX.Related Article: State Science Advisory Board wants your input on GenX reportPeople in the area say they are frustrated because they weren’t told anything else.“You can’t just dump something in the water and send out a piece of paper and saying that’s it. It’s got to be more to it than that,” Berginer said. “I got a good word for it- cover up.”“I feel like we ain’t being told the truth in some kind of way,” Bladen County resident Anthony Williams said. “I mean, there should be some kind of ways you know, that we can get more of a clear answer, you know, that doesn’t leave you thinking, well, what if?”Some people in the area have stopped using their wells and are going to Chemours to pick up bottled water but they hope they won’t need to eventually.According to reports, Chemours wants to put carbon treatment systems in some of these private wells but a state official recommended not implementing it or telling residents until it receives state approval. Residents we spoke with haven’t heard about this plan.last_img read more