Report expected in a couple of months

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 03:43 PM.

A state official said Monday that cadmium levels in soil borings on property on the edge of an old dump site in the Woodhaven community exceed state groundwater standards.

Cathy Akroyd, a public information officer with the N.C. Division of Environment and National Resources, said that the lot, located on Belltown Road, was unoccupied and undeveloped.

The findings are expected to be included in a report on the old dump site that is expected to be completed in a couple of months.

According to Akroyd, all of the residents on nearby Tall Pine Road in the Woodhaven subdivision use Havelock city water and do not drink from wells, which could be impacted by the cadmium in the groundwater.

"The bottom line is that nobody is drinking this water. Everybody is on city water," she said.

A team of two state officials from the pre-regulatory landfill program at the Division of Waste Management conducted the last phase of field work last week.

"That field work is designed for delineating the boundaries of the waste so we can go forward," Akroyd said.

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