A little-studied industrial compound is bobbing in a lake near the North Carolina chemical plant where it's manufactured, but a state environmental study isn't finding much in the young fish living there

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A little-studied industrial compound is in a lake near the North Carolina chemical plant where it’s manufactured, but a state environmental study isn’t finding much in the young fish living there.

A state Department of Environmental Quality study released this week found the chemical GenX in just one of the three tested fish species in a private lake about a mile from the Chemours plant near Fayetteville. An agency spokeswoman couldn’t describe Friday whether the amount of GenX found in fish was a little or a lot.

The study could have different results in a few months, near the end of the fish growing season. The environmental agency also notes the study was smaller than health officials need to determine whether fish are safe to eat.