Tests show elevated levels of GenX in Brunswick County

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Latest test results of water samples taken from the Northwest Water Treatment Plant show levels of GenX double the established health goal, according to a news release from Brunswick County.

Samples taken October 19 showed levels of 281 parts per trillion in the raw water source and 197 parts per trillion in the finished water source. The established health goal is 140 parts per trillion.

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“After months of GenX results well below the health goal, we are certainly concerned about this recent elevation,” said Brunswick County Manager Ann Hardy.  “Our first priority is to work with our partners at the State to determine the source of this elevation and to take any measures necessary to immediately cease further discharge.”

Hardy says the county is working toward finding the most effective water treatment solution.