Delaware Public Media


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Seaford residents are being told their water is safe.

DNREC and Division of Public Health State says no perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) were found in samples of Seaford’s water tested and it is safe to drink or use for cooking, bathing and laundry.

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The Town of Blades is the third site in Delaware to have high levels of chemical compounds called PFCs since 2014, but the first of these three where residents were told not to drink their tap water as the state works to resolve the issue.

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State officials are working on installing a system to remove harmful compounds from the Town of Blade’s drinking water.

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The Town of Blades, which is home to nearly 1,400 people, has three wells that provide drinking water to residents.

But recent state sampling shows all three of those wells have high levels of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), which are not safe to drink.