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Grimmway Farms confirms cancer-causing agent found in their water wells

Posted at 8:35 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 23:35:02-04

An official with Grimmway Farms confirmed their water wells were found to have levels of 123 TCP, a cancer-causing agent. 

The cancer-causing agent as found to be far above the state standards for safe drinking water. 

Joel Sherman with Grimmway Farms said it all happened after the state changed the acceptable level of TCP in water.  Adding the company is now working to install new filtration systems at the wells impacted. 

Sherman went on to say the state does not consider it a water emergency and Grimmway Farms has a three-year window to install the filtration systems. However, he said it will not take anywhere between three years to get the issue corrected. 

Since the state does not consider the situation an emergency, Sherman said Grimmway Farms is not required to make any alternative water available, however, he said, "out of abundance of caution, we are providing our employee's bottled water."