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A recent report shows the total concentration of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the Cape Fear River was nearly 1,000 times more than the state’s recommended “health goal” level for GenX before 2017.
Candidates say the reference was in no way mean to be an endorsement.
They will recruit 400 volunteers who will give blood, urine and drinking water samples and complete a questionnaire on their water-use history.
Wednesday night we learned a proposed study could bring much needed answers to the mystery surrounding GenX in the Cape Fear River and its impact on our community.
After the success of a public forum with an expert panel in New Hanover County, WWAY along with StarNews and WHQR hosted a forum in Brunswick County to address GenX concerns.
We are now learning more about the levels of GenX in our water. During the forum WWAY hosted along with StarNews and WHQR Wednesday night, panelists said they were encouraged the levels have gone down.
The researcher who authored the study that revealed the threat of the chemical compound GenX in the Cape Fear River and the area's drinking water says some home treatment systems show success in removing those toxins from tap water.
As worries about GenX in the region's water supply continue, WWAY and its media partners are holding another forum; this time to address concerns in Brunswick County.
There are still plenty of questions about GenX in the area's drinking water, but there are far more answers after WWAY, the StarNews and WHQR hosted a GenX Forum Wednesday night.
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