Teer Quarry

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.