Drinking water in Dordrecht and Rotterdam safe despite discharge GenX
The drinking water in Dordrecht, Rotterdam and the surrounding area is safe anywhere. Although discharges the company, Chemours in Dordrecht, a possible cancer-causing substance in the sewage treatment plant of Dordrecht that are also in the drinking water ends up, but the concentrations remain so low that no health effects due to increase.
To that conclusion the national Institute for public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in a Thursday published risk analysis.
Also, in the longer term, the concentration of the substance, FRD-903, according to the RIVM, just below the guidance value which is determined as safe for people. But if a larger quantity of the substance discharged, that value will be exceeded. “That calls for good monitoring of the surface water,” according to the institute.
FRD-903 is used in so-called GenX technology, which include anti-aanbaklagen and heat-resistant coatings are made.
Chemours, formerly DuPont, has repeatedly breaks them. So ran the company for many years, a larger quantity of the toxic substance PFOA than allowed. That has probably led to damage to health for employees and local residents.