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Keep plastic bags out of mainstream recycling


Local municipalities are meeting and working to reduce contamination of recycling goods, specifically the wrong-use of plastic bags and film in recycle bins.
Plastic bags and film packaging are important durable and lightweight protection for food and merchandise in transit. But these materials SHOULD NOT be recycled in most curbside carts or single stream programs. 

Below are the links for information.   

CRA Resources: http://www.cra-recycle.org/resources/

WRAP Resources: https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/
 


 




Leland Sewer Response Update 9-14-17


Response from Mayor Bozeman:

LELAND – As I continue to work closely with town staff regarding the wastewater collection system response and proposed actions for immediate and future improvements, I wish to pass along the following information I received from the town staff as a status update on Lift Station #3 (LS#3) in Magnolia Greens:

Click Here for Message.

 




Notice of Discharge of Untreated Wastewater


NOTICE


On September 12, 2017, the Town of Leland’s wastewater collection system had a discharge of untreated wastewater from a manhole of the 8” gravity sewer system located in front of 1352 Grandiflora Drive in the Magnolia Greens Subdivision in Leland, North Carolina.  The amount of the spill was approximately 33,060 gallons. There was also a spill that took place at the intersection of Pine Harvest Drive and Pemberton Drive in the amount of 1,000 gallons.  The discharge flowed from the manhole lid to the street stormwater collection system which eventually flows to Jacky’s Creek.  Town personnel responded immediately to the overflow and followed all protocol in evaluating and determining the cause.  No blockages, broken pipes, or faulty equipment were discovered.  The discharge is believed to have been caused by overnight rains from the remnants of Hurricane Irma along with issues discovered at two local construction sites resulting in excessive stormwater inundating the Town’s sewer system, and the entire regional sewer collection system, which caused an increased head pressure that the Town’s flow suppressed and valve controlled pumps could not overcome.  The Town of Leland shares the transmission line that connects to the Brunswick County NE Sewer Plant with other entities, and the system has a finite capacity that it can accommodate.  Crews continued to monitor the sewer spill and reported it to the DENR office.

The Town is taking the necessary steps to clean the area where the spill occurred and to address these issues for both the near and long term.  Please contact Jimmy Strickland at 910-332-4651 with any questions concerning this notice.

This notice is required by NC General Statutes Article 21 Chapter 143.215.C
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Sewer Spill from Irma Rains


Sewer Spill from Irma Rains and Town Response

LELAND – The Town of Leland experienced a sewer spill today (9-12-17) in the 1300 block of Grandiflora Drive and the corner of Pine Harvest Drive and Pemberton Drive. Overnight rains from the remnants of Hurricane Irma along with issues discovered at two local construction sites resulted in excessive stormwater inundating the Town’s sewer system, and the entire regional sewer collection system. The Town is taking the necessary steps to address these issues for both the near and long term.

Town staff discovered today that manholes at two local construction sites were not properly plugged by contractors, thus allowing excessive stormwater to enter into the sewer system. Once identified this morning, Town staff immediately addressed the issues with the contractors and the manholes were plugged.

For complete Town Response, CLICK HERE.

 




Prisoner of War / Missing in Action Recognition


National Prisoner of War / Missing in Action Recognition Day
is September 15.

See Proclamation HERE.





B.C. Emergency Tips


News Release from Brunswick County Emergency Services

Click Here




Price Gouging


Governor Cooper, under EO18, has declared that an abnormal market disruption of gas and other fuels exists in our state as a result of Hurricane Harvey which triggers price gouging prohibitions under North Carolina law.  Of particular concern is price gouging of gas and other fuels. 
 
Concerns or complaints about price gouging should be reported to the Consumer Protection Division of the NC Attorney General’s Office by calling 1-877-566-7226 or filing a complaint online at http://ncdoj.com/getdoc/fdbee1c7-c2a9-4f67-91b2-bb50beea1c0a/2-2-12-File-a-Complaint.aspx#Complain%20Online 

 





Founder's Day 2017

Leland to Celebrate 28th Birthday Saturday, Sept. 9
 
Leland, NC – On Saturday, September 9, the Town of Leland will celebrate its 28th birthday at the Leland Municipal Campus at 102 Town Hall Drive. Each year on the second Saturday of September, the Town celebrates its birthday with a grand party for the community featuring entertainment, food, a carnival, arts and crafts/business vendors, fireworks and more. This year’s Founders’ Day will take place from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. The event will feature special musical performances by Johnny White and The Elite Band, Justin Cody Fox and the Across the Bridge Band.
 
The event will also feature a special salute to veterans during the opening ceremonies. Local veterans are asked to arrive at the festival grounds no later than 2:45 p.m. and check in at the Guest Services table at the festival entrance. From there they will be directed to a special viewing area and will be recognized for their service during the opening ceremonies at 3 pm.
 
This year’s event promises to be the best ever. Festival patrons are asked to bring their own lawn chairs as seating for the performances will not be provided. For safety and sanitation reasons, pets are not allowed. Please note there is no parking on site.  Patrons are encouraged to park at North Brunswick High School at 114 Scorpion Dr. and ride the free shuttle to the event. Handicapped Parking will be available at the Habitat for Humanity Restore at 414 Village Rd. where golf cart shuttles will transport guests to the event grounds. If unable to ride a shuttle or walk, please call 910-408-3092. The event will be held rain or shine. In event of severe weather, fireworks will be held Sunday night at 9 p.m.
 
For more details on the event visit http://www.townofleland.com/recreation or call 910-408-3092 or e-mail /allnews/.

Press Contact:  Amy Ryan
910-332-4823



 




Cypress Cove Park


Leland’s Sturgeon Creek Park Now Cypress Cove Park
 
Leland, NC – The Town of Leland Town Council voted last week to rename the park at 844 Appleton Way as Cypress Cove Park. Previously known as Sturgeon Creek Park, the name change came after citizens were given the opportunity to suggest new names for the park and then the finalists were put to a public vote. Cypress Cove Park was overwhelmingly chosen over Blue Gill Park with more than 80 percent of the vote.
 
The renaming was necessary to eliminate confusion with another Town park project along Sturgeon Creek in the vicinity of South Navassa Road. In addition, there was some question whether the park was along Sturgeon Creek at all, with many maps noting it as being located along Mill Creek.
 
The park itself features a kayak launch, picnic area, and campfire pit and provides views of and access to large, healthy pond cypress trees along the upper reaches of creek. For more information on the park, please contact Leland Parks and Recreation at (910) 408-3092 or e-mail /allnews/

Press Contact:  Alice Corl
910-408-3092
 

 




Veterans Honored at Founder's Day Opening Ceremony

 

Leland, NC –    The Town of Leland invites all local veterans to participate in the 28th Anniversary Founders' Day Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, September 9 th . Veterans are asked to check in at the Guest Services booth at the festival entrance (102 Town Hall Dr) no later than 2:45 p.m.  Veterans will be seated in a special viewing area where they will be recognized for their service during the opening ceremonies at 3 p.m.
 
NO parking will be available on site, but Park and Ride shuttles will be available at North Brunswick High School beginning at 2:30 p.m.  For those Veterans unable to ride the shuttle, please contact Leland Parks and Recreation for drop off information.
 
In addition to the patriotic opening ceremonies, the Founders’ Day event will feature carnival rides, entertainment, food trucks and vendors, arts and crafts/business vendors, fireworks and more. The event will run from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. a nd will feature special musical performances by Johnny White and the Elite Band, Justin Cody Fox and the Across the Bridge Band.
 
The community is also asked to bring canned and non-perishable food for a food drive benefitting the local food pantry.
 
For more details visit  http://www.townofleland.com/recreation ,
call  910-332-4823  or e-mail  /allnews/ .
 




Free Dump Week - Brunswick County


September 11 - 16

Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling will be hosting a Free Dump Week at the Brunswick County Landfill from September 11 through September 16, 2017.  Brunswick County residents and/or property owners may dispose of all materials, except for regular household trash and hazardous waste, at the Brunswick County Landfill free of charge.

See flier at: Free Dump Week

 




Agenda Meeting Agenda


Agenda Council Agenda Meeting Monday, August 21, 2017 11:00 a.m.

Review of items for the regular Council meeting which is Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE




 




Small Business Feature from NBM


The Leland NC Small Businesses Facebook page came about earlier this year. Using only the means immediately available to her, Lara Bair began a campaign to bring all the small business owners and the denizens of the town together for networking and open cooperation. “Small businesses tend to stay unknown because they can’t spread their stories like the bigger ones,” Bair says. “That’s the main reason I wanted to start the Facebook page..."

Feature reprinted by permission, here: NBM SMALL BIZ.



 




Discharge of Untreated Wastewater near Loop Road

 

Notification of Discharge of Untreated Wastewater


General Statute 143-215.1C requires that the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a press release when an untreated discharge of 1000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

In accordance with that regulation, the following news release has been prepared and issued to media in the affected county:

The Town of Leland had a discharge of untreated wastewater on August 12, 2017 of an estimated 600 gallons from a sanitary sewer manhole near 120 Loop Rd. The overflows were a result of excessive rainfall that overwhelmed the sanitary sewer system. Some of the untreated wastewater was discharged into Sturgeon Creek.

The Division of Water Resources was notified of the event on August 12, 2017 and is reviewing the matter. For more information contact the Town of Leland at 910-332-5008, Bobby Morris ORC.

 






Statewide Transportation Planning

 
MEETING ADVISORY: October Community Workshops for NC Public Transportation Division Strategic Plan
Public Input Welcomed as Strategic Plan is Developed
 
RALEIGH – This October, stakeholders and the public are invited to provide input at community workshops across the state as part of the North Carolina Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary to attend.
 
The N.C. Department of Transportation is developing the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan to improve bus, rail, and paratransit services across the state by better matching transit services to the needs of North Carolinians. To provide feedback online, please visit https://nctransitplan.metroquest.com.
 
For more information on the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan, please visit https://www.ncdot.gov/nctransit/strategicplan/.
 
NC Public Transportation Strategic Plan
Community Workshop Schedule, October 2017
 
Northeastern North Carolina
October 2, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Pitt County Agricultural Extension Auditorium
403 Government Circle, Suite 2
Greenville, NC 27834
 
Southeastern North Carolina
October 4, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Bladen Community College Auditorium
7418 Highway 41 West
Dublin, NC 28320
 
Technology
October 5, 2017
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Research Triangle Foundation
Meeting Rooms A&B
12 Davis Drive
Durham, NC 27709
 
Triangle
October 5, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Research Triangle Foundation
Meeting Rooms A&B
12 Davis Drive
Durham, NC 27709
 
Charlotte / Gastonia / Kannapolis
October 16, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College - South Campus
Building 1000 (Main Building), Room 106
1531 Trinity Church Road
Concord, NC 28027
 
Northern Mountains
October 17, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Blue Ridge Energy
Meeting Room
2491 US Hwy 421 S
Boone, NC  28607
 
Land Use
October 18, 2017
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)
Board Room
107 Arrow Road
Greensboro, NC 27409
 
Piedmont
October 18, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)
Board Room
107 Arrow Road
Greensboro, NC 27409
 
Southern Mountains
October 19, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Conference Center, Room B
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
 
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jamille Robbins, Human Environment Section, via e-mail at /allnews/ or by phone (919) 707-6085 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made. 
 
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Solar Eclipse Glasses on Aug. 21

Leland Invites Residents to Enjoy Solar Eclipse
 
 
Press Contact: Alice Corl
910-408-3092
 
 
Leland, NC – Join Leland Parks and Recreation on Monday, August 21st at 2:00 pm to experience the Solar Eclipse at Leland Municipal Park (102 Town Hall Dr.)!!! This free event will feature free solar glasses for the first 100 people in attendance. Participants are encouraged to review safety procedures for viewing the Solar Eclipse before attending. Registration is not required. Solar viewing safety glasses will be given to the first 100 people only on a first come first serve basis starting at 2:00 pm.
 
For more information, please contact Leland Parks and Recreation at (910) 408-3092 or e-mail /allnews/





South Brunswick Water Repairs


UPDATE
System Pressure Advisory Rescinded for Most Users
 
 
Based on the laboratory analysis of water samples collected on August 8th and 9th, 2017, most Brunswick County Public Utilities water users in Shallotte, Calabash, Sunset Beach, and adjoining areas, that experienced low water pressure August 8th, are hereby notified that it is no longer necessary to boil water or use bottled water for human consumption.  The system has resumed normal operations. 
 
Ten customers from 7128 Old Georgetown Road SW to 7170 Old Georgetown Road SW remain under a system pressure advisory; all of these affected customers have been notified directly with door hangers.
 
This notice is issued and effective at 9:00 AM August 10, 2017.
 
 
We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this period.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
                                                          John Nichols
                                                          Brunswick County Public Utilities
                                                          910-253-2657

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System Pressure Advisory Remains for Some Customers, Lifted for Some Customers
           
Bolivia, NC – At this time, Brunswick County has some, but not all, water sample test results of water samples collected on Aug. 8 after a break in a water main causing periods of low or no water pressure in the southern end of Brunswick County.
 
A system pressure advisory remains in effect for customers in areas off Old Georgetown Road, Sandpiper Road SW and Sunset Blvd North/Beach Drive SW until further written notice, pending the receipt of all water sample test results.
 

Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increase the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system. Therefore, Brunswick County Public Utilities and the Division of Water Resources advise that consumers in areas off Old Georgetown Road, Sandpiper Road SW and Sunset Blvd North/Beach Drive SW boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.
 
Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.
Based on laboratory analysis of the water samples that have been received, Brunswick County Public Utilities water users in the area of Shallotte, Carolina Shores, Calabash, Ash and the islands of Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach are hereby notified that it is no longer necessary to boil water or use bottled water for human consumption. The system in the area of Shallotte, Carolina Shores, Calabash, Ash and the islands of Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach has resumed normal operations.
 
Customers that have signed up for CodeRed are being notified by phone. To sign up for CodeRed, visit https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/7BC24EDE14D3.
 
Water may have a milky or white appearance. This is caused by air in the lines and is not cause for concern. This should go away as water is flushed through pipes.


 




Discharge of Untreated Wastewater on 8-8-17


Notification of Discharge of Untreated Wastewater

 
General Statute 143-215.1C requires that the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a press release when an untreated discharge of 1000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.
 
In accordance with that regulation, the following news release has been prepared and issued to media in the affected county:
 
The Town of Leland had a discharge of untreated wastewater on August 8, 2017 of an estimated 7000 gallons from a sanitary sewer manhole near 1352 Grandiflora Dr. Additionally there was an overflow an estimated 800 gallons of untreated wastewater from a sanitary sewer manhole near the intersection of Pine Harvest Dr. and Pemberton Dr. The overflows were a result of excessive rainfall that overwhelmed the sanitary sewer system. The untreated wastewater was discharged into catchbasins that drain to Jackeys Creek. The spill does not pose a threat to drinking water.
 
The Division of Water Resources was notified of the event on August 8, 2017 and is reviewing the matter. For more information contact the Town of Leland at 910-332-5008, Bobby Morris ORC.

 






South Brunswick Water Supply Low Pressure

System Pressure Advisory: Southern Brunswick County
           
Bolivia, NC – The water consumers of Brunswick County Public Utilities in the southern end of Brunswick County, from Shallotte to the South Carolina state line, are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a break in a 24 inch water main in Shallotte.
 
Repairs are underway but are likely to continue throughout the day, and customers should be prepared to be without water all day.
 
Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system. Therefore, Brunswick County Public Utilities and the Division of Water Resources advises that once water is restored, consumers boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.

Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.


This advisory issued on Aug. 8, 2017 by:
John Nichols
Brunswick County Public Utilities
910-253-2657





Survey on Area Transit

 

The Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority is currently developing their Short-Range Transit Plan (SRTP) for the region. The SRTP sets the strategic direction for the transit system’s development over next five years in terms of an operating and capital improvement plan. The primary objective of the SRTP is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Wave Transit’s fixed-route system, including the Seahawk Shuttle, which provides service to UNC Wilmington.  As part of this effort, there is a customer survey to receive input from stakeholders in the community. Below please find a link to this survey:
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wavetransitSRTP
 
Please share the survey with others.





Transportation Updates in the Works


Prepared by Pat Batleman, Mayor Pro-Tem
 
Illegal U-Turns at Rt. 17 and Ploof Road
Look for changes to the ingress and egress of Ploof Road from Route 17 in the near future affecting change to those who are currently tempted to make illegal U-turns.  With the development of the Ploof Road commercial area (Aldi’s, Lidl, etc.) the WMPO, NCDOT, and Brunswick County staffs agreed with the recommendations of the Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) dated 2/10/15.   Improvements by Developer with additional or modified recommendations are as follows:

 US 17 (Ocean Hwy) and Ploof Road Intersection
• EB US 17 (Ocean Hwy):     Extend Right-turn Lane to 350’ (2)
• WB US 17 (Ocean Hwy):   Extend Left-Turn Lane to 450’ (2)
• NB Side: Construct an additional Right-Turn Lane (1)
 
Ocean Gate Plaza and Site Access #1/New Point Blvd Intersection
• 100’ Internal Protected Stem (2)
 
PHASE 2   US 17 (Ocean Hwy) and Ploof Road U-Turn Intersection
• EB US 17 (Ocean Hwy)
• Extend U-turn to 450’ (2)
 
Ocean Gate Plaza and Site Access #1/New Point Blvd Intersection
(This intersection should be restricted to Right-in/Right-out only (1))
 
• NB Ocean Gate Plaza:  Construct an additional Thru Lane (1)
• SB Ocean Gate Plaza:  Construct an additional Thru Lane (1)
• WB Site Access #1:  Two-lane cross-section: One ingress, one egress (1)
•Egress: Left/Thru/Right Lane (1)
•100’ Internal Protected Stem (2) O
 
Ocean Gate Plaza and Ocean-Ploof Connector/Gas Station Drive Intersection
 
(New dual-lane roundabout with 120’ Diameter, dual-lane approaches for the north, west, and southbound legs, single-lane approach for the bound leg)
 
• NB Ocean Gate Plaza: Construct one continuous shared Left/Thru Lane and 150’ shared Thru/Right Lane (1)
• SB Ocean Gate Plaza: Construct one shared Left/Thru Lane and one shared Thru/Right Lane (1)
•Construct dual Receiving Lanes (1)
• WB Ocean Ploof Connector
•Construct one shared Left/Thru Lane and one 200’ Right-Turn Lane (2)
 
PHASE 3   US 17 (Ocean Hwy) and Ploof Road U-Turn Intersection
• EB US 17 (Ocean Hwy) o Dual 450’ (Each) U-Turn Lanes (1) (one existing)
 
US 17 (Ocean Hwy) and Ploof Road Intersection
• WB US 17 (Ocean Hwy) o Dual 450’ (Each) U-Turn Lanes (1) (one existing)
 
US 17 (Ocean Hwy) and Ocean Gate Plaza U-Turn Intersection
• EB US 17 (Ocean Hwy) o Dual 300’ (Each) U-Turn Lanes (2) (one existing)
 
US 17 (Ocean Hwy) and Ocean Gate Plaza Intersection
• EB US 17 (Ocean Hwy) o Extend Right-Turn Lane to 325’ (2)
 
 
 
Lanvale Road Repairs
 
NCDOT has been performing repair maintenance on Lanvale Road in the last several days.  Potholes have been filled and a repair of the eroded roadway curb evidenced in some areas will be addressed in the next several days.  If you see a pothole, report a pothole TO NCDOT!  Thanks!
 
The Future of Public Transportation for the Region
 
The WAVE Transit Short Range Transportation Plan Survey can be found at: https://www.wavetransit.com/short-range-transit-plan/.  Please log on and fill out the survey.
 
 We are trying to gauge what needs to be done to our bus transit system to make it more attractive to users.

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Additional 1,4-Dioxane Test Results Received

 
Bolivia, NC – Brunswick County has received additional results for 1,4-Dioxane in the 211 Water Treatment Plant, which uses 14 wells to draw water from the Castle Hayne Aquifer.
 
Testing of water samples taken on July 22 indicate 1,4-Dioxane at less than 0.028 parts per billion (PPB), or less than the lowest detectible level. These results follow earlier testing which showed 1,4-Dioxane levels at 1.2 parts per billion, still well below the EPA’s noncancer adverse health effect advisory of 200 PPB, which is calculated for consistent daily exposure over a lifetime to the most vulnerable populations, like infants.

Earlier testing also revealed levels less than the lowest detectable level at the County’s Northwest Water Treatment Plant.
Brunswick County takes seriously its commitment to provide safe, quality drinking water, and provides water that meets all state and federal drinking water requirements. The County is committed to providing timely, accurate information to the public, and as we test and learn more about emerging and unregulated substances, information will be shared as it becomes available.


   For immediate release: 7/31/17
Contact: Amanda Hutcheson, (910) 253-2995
/allnews/

For additional information,  at http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/genx/

 




Vendors and Food Trucks for Founder's Day

Leland Seeks Food Trucks & Vendors for
Founders’ Day 2017
 
Press Contact: Amy Ryan
910-332-4823
 
Leland, NC –   The Town of Leland is seeking vendors for the Town’s annual Founders’ Day celebration. On Saturday, September 9 the Town of Leland will celebrate its 28th birthday with a grand party for the community featuring entertainment, food, children’s activities, arts and crafts/business vendors, environmental education booths, fireworks and more. This year’s Founders’ Day will take place at the Leland Municipal Complex (102 Town Hall Dr.) from 3 pm until 9 pm. The event will feature special musical performances, a carnival and fireworks. Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for additional information on schedules and activities.
 
If you are interested in becoming a vendor (arts/crafts, environmental education or business) or bringing your Food Truck, please visit www.townofleland.com/recreation for more information and an application. Food Truck applications are due August 9. All other vendor applications are due September 1. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information on Founders’ Day, call 910-332-4823 or e-mail
/allnews/





Governor's Action Items on Water Safety


Water Quality State Action Items  (July 24, 2017)

In June, Governor Cooper directed the state Department of Environmental Quality along with the state Department of Health and Human Services to launch an investigation into Chemours’ discharge of the compound known as GenX. Governor Cooper and his administration were successful in getting Chemours’ to stop the release of GenX. Since then, the level of GenX in the water has been trending downward and tests are ongoing to ensure the levels continue to move in that direction. 

Today in Wilmington, after meeting with local, state and federal officials, Governor Cooper announced next steps that the state will take to protect the drinking water in North Carolina and to get answers for people in the Lower Cape Fear. Below is a recap of those next steps.


 Click for Full Report .
 




County Statement on GenX Issue


Brunswick County Statement Following
Meeting with Governor Cooper
           
Bolivia, NC – Frank Williams, Chairman of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, has released the following statement following this morning’s meeting with Governor Roy Cooper:

“This morning, I joined a bipartisan group of State Legislators and leaders from neighboring counties in a productive meeting with Governor Cooper. I am encouraged by the commitment of the Governor, the Department of Environmental Quality and the Division of Health and Human Services to assessing—and remedying—issues related to our water supply. I am particularly appreciative of the Governor’s insistence that state employees treat the GenX issue as if their own families are drinking the affected water every day. This is the type of leadership we have been looking to the State for, and I am glad that Governor Cooper has heeded our call. While there is still a lot of work to do, I was encouraged by what I heard this morning. Brunswick County remains committed to working with our Local, State and Federal partners on behalf of our citizens.”
Residents are encouraged to visit http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/genx/ for the most up-to-date information.
 
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