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Report shows contaminated groundwater is migrating toward Teer Quarry, site of Durham’s future water supply

BY: - November 3, 2022

High levels of several toxic chemicals have been detected in groundwater near Teer Quarry, storage site for Durham’s future water supply, and are migrating toward the pit itself, state documents show. However, it is still uncertain if these compounds will reach the quarry, and if so, at what concentrations. The contaminant of greatest concern is 1,4-Dioxane, a likely carcinogen.

Pittsboro officials have activated emergency response over 1,4-Dioxane release that could threaten drinking water

BY: - July 2, 2021

High levels of 1,4-Dioxane could contaminate the drinking water for Pittsboro as early as today, prompting town officials to activate its emergency response, which includes extensive sampling and testing of the drinking water. As Policy Watch reported Thursday evening, the contaminated discharge originated upstream, at Greensboro’s TZ Osborne wastewater treatment plant. The plant sent effluent containing […]