Pittsboro commissioners, Water Quality Task Force discuss next steps after August chemical discharge
Correction: A previous version of the story incorrectly stated that the Town of Pittsboro filed a notice of intent to sue Shamrock Environmental for a spill of 1,4 Dioxane. This is inaccurate. The Southern Environmental Law Center issued an intent to sue the City of Burlington for a PFAS spill from their wastewater treatment plant. Also, Emily Sutton’s title is Haw Riverkeeper not riverkeeper. We regret these errors.
Before their regular meeting last Monday, the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners discussed a spill of a likely carcinogenic chemical into Pittsboro’s water supply with the Water Quality Task Force.
1,4 Dioxane is classified by the National Toxicology Program as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” but is not regulated under the Clean Water Act, the commissioners said.