VIDEO: East Greenwich Township Concerned About Water QualityPosted:
EAST GREENWICH TOWNSHIP - Residents of East Greenwich Township are concerned about high levels of Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) that has been found in their ground water.
They were just unsure of how concerned to be until a recent threshold for safety was announced by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP).
Last month the NJ DEP set the threshold safety levels for PFNA to ten parts per thousand, and the Mayor says that East Greenwich Township's Well Number Three recently tested at a level of 34 parts per thousand.
The Township says the well will be kept offline for the foreseeable future while they work to find funding for a water filtration system.
The Mayor says that they believe the Solvay Plant in West Deptford is the primary source of PFNA, while Solvay denies that the plant is the source of the contamination.
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