Brunswick County responds to EPA identifying more chemicals in river


BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) —  The NC Department of Environmental Quality says the EPA identified two additional chemical compounds in the Cape Fear River.

Brunswick County Manager Ann Hardy has released the following statement in response to the news.

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 “Brunswick County is highly concerned that Chemours continues to discharge unknown, unregulated and emerging compounds into the Cape Fear River. Furthermore, we are disappointed that the State of North Carolina has yet to find a method to stop Chemours from discharging these compounds. Quite simply, the discharge of any harmful or little understood chemical into our water supply is something we will not stand for. Brunswick County will utilize any and all legal measures to prevent such discharge and to protect our citizens,” it reads.

The release goes on to say, that based on ongoing testing for GenX and other compounds, the NC Department of Health and Human Services has not changed its health guidance that the public can continue to drink the water.

Brunswick County says it will continue to monitor the situation.