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GenX Information

Drinking Water Safety

Cumberland County is working to ensure that the public is kept informed about the presence of GenX and any other compounds in private drinking and surface water sources near the Chemours Plant, which is near the Cumberland and Bladen County line.

Cumberland County officials are closely monitoring water and air quality testing for GenX and are working to learn more about the compound’s health impacts.

The video above is from the Dec. 14, 2017 community information session by the North Carolina Departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services about the GenX investigation. 


Documents for Downloading & Printing

GenX Health Information Fact Sheet

PFAS Fact Sheet 

Documents courtesy of State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health


 GenX Frequently Asked Questions

NCDEQ and NC DHHS Updates:

The N.C. departments of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Health and Human Services (DHHS) began investigating the presence of GenX in the Cape Fear River in June. 

EPA Drinking Water Information 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets standards for drinking water quality and regulates drinking water safety. Below are two helpful links with information about the EPA and drinking water requirements and safety:

Well Water Safety

Who to Contact with Questions

  • NC Department of Environmental Quality: 919-707-8200 
  • US Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office: 1-800-241-1754

Contact Us

1235 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-433-3600
Fax: 910-433-3659

Interim Director: Rodney Jenkins