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Is the CFPUA water in Wilmington tested for Chromium-6?

Kevin Maurer

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority tests for Chromium-6 annually.

Carey Disney Ricks, a spokeswoman for the authority, said water has been tested for the past 10 years under the EPA unregulated contaminate monitoring program.

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“I am pleased to say that total Chromium has been below detection limits in all of our testing and therefore the Chromium-6 would also be below the detection limit,” she said.

Chromium-6 is a probable carcinogen. Earlier this month, the EPA asked local communities to test more carefully for the chemical.

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