Chatham advises Bynum water source issues addressed in mid-1970s

Chatham County Health Director Holly Coleman wants Bynum residents to know that the report presented to U.S. Congress yesterday on a “cancer cluster” observed by researchers over 20 years ago in the Bynum community is not a continued health risk. The report cited study data from 1980-85, which looked at the impact of some residents consuming untreated river water periodically until 1976, when residents were advised to discontinue this practice. The Town of Pittsboro also made public treated water available to the Bynum area around the same time.