Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pesticides from old peach orchards have tainted wells in North Carolina

September 21, 2008 - Many of the peach orchards have faded away, but their legacy haunts the people who claim the sandy soil. Their groundwater is contaminated by pesticides that may cause cancer.

Tests have found 117 tainted wells in Montgomery, Richmond and Moore counties in the past year, 77 of those at unsafe levels. The number continues to grow as alarmed residents have their water analyzed.

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