Communities across the U.S. are responding to the PFAS contamination crisis by organizing and advocating for safe drinking water. This map shows sites with known contamination and where organizations are working for stronger health and environmental protections. Plug into a group working in your community, form a new group, or connect with others facing similar challenges.
Is there a PFAS contamination site near you? Use our interactive map to find out.
- Each red dot represents a site contaminated with PFAS.
- Click on a dot to learn more about the site.
- Click on a state to get information about all sites as well as community groups, health studies, and resources available in that state.
* This map focuses on sites where PFAS have been detected in the environment (groundwater, soil, and surface water), or in drinking water where the contamination is linked to a specific source and not merely the result of testing a water supply system.
Connect with North Carolina
North Carolina Contamination Areas
- 81st RSC: E. Earle Rives AFRCFirefighting foam used at 81st RSC: E. Earle Rives AFRCLocation Greensboro, North CarolinaDate 2014PFAS contamination source Military - Air Force
- DurhamUnknownLocation Durham, North CarolinaDate 2018PFAS contamination source Unknown
- Fayetteville Works Plant (Cape Fear River area: Bladen, Cumberland, Wilmington, and Brunswick Counties)DuPont’s Fayetteville Works PlantLocation Fayetteville/Bladen County/Brunswick County/Robeson County, North CarolinaDate 2013PFAS contamination source Industry / Manufacturing
- MCOLF AtlanticFirefighting foam used at the base.Location Atlantic, North CarolinaDate 2017PFAS contamination source Military - Naval Base (Marine Corps)
- Piedmont Triad International AirportFirefighting foam used at Piedmont Triad International AirportLocation Greensboro, North CarolinaDate 2014PFAS contamination source Civilian Airport
- Wilmington - Sweeny Water Treatment PlantChemours Co. Fayetteville Works factory making Teflon that contaminated water system of the Cape Fear Public Utility AuthorityLocation Wilmington, North CarolinaDate 2017PFAS contamination source Industry / Manufacturing
- Wrightsville BeachDupont/Chemours chemical plant on Cape Fear RiverLocation Wrightsville Beach, North CarolinaDate 2017PFAS contamination source Industry / Manufacturing
North Carolina Community Groups
- Clean Cape FearA grassroots alliance of community leaders, educators, professionals, and citizen advocates working together to restore and protect drinking water quality in Southeastern NC. Clean Cape Fear formed in 2017 after learning DuPont/Chemours contaminated the lower Cape Fear River basin—the main source of drinking water for a quarter of a million residents. Clean Cape Fear works to spotlight deficiencies in governmental regulations that adversely impact our right to clean water, as well as hold our elected officials accountable for their roles in protecting the public from PFAS and other toxic pollution.Location Lower Cape Fear River BasinContact Name Emily DonovanContact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- North Carolina Stop GenX and Nafion in WaterLocation Wilmington/Cape Fear
North Carolina PFAS Exposure and Health Studies
- GenX Exposure StudyLocation New Hanover CountyDate 2017Type of study Biomonitoring of people exposed to GenX in drinking waterStudy conducted by North Carolina State University, East Carolina University, and the US Environmental Protection AgencyPFAS contamination source Chemours’ Fayetteville Works Facility
- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services GenX Biomonitoring StudyLocation FayettevilleLearn more at https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/dhhs-receives-results-blood-and-urine-testing-30-residents-near-fayettevilleDate 2018Type of study Biomonitoring study on GenX levels for people living near Chemours Fayetteville facilityStudy conducted by North Carolina Department of Health and Human ServicesPFAS contamination source Chemours’ Fayetteville Works Facility
North Carolina Agency Websites
- North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services