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Hazardous substance clean-up delayed due to shutdown

Federal environmental workers were scheduled to be in the area on Wednesday to start a clean-up project at the P & W Waste Oil Site in Navassa. Federal environmental workers were scheduled to be in the area on Wednesday to start a clean-up project at the P & W Waste Oil Site in Navassa.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The impact of the government shutdown is spreading to residents in Brunswick County and it could affect their health.

Federal environmental workers were scheduled to be in the area on Wednesday to start a clean-up project at the P & W Waste Oil Site in Navassa.

The workers were scheduled to begin the process of cleaning up hazardous substances on the property located on Royster Road.

Due to the shutdown, Wednesday's meeting was cancelled.

The EPA will still be assisting in the project, but their assistance is largely contingent on funding. So, there may be some delays in getting the project completed.

Brunswick County Emergency Services Director, Anthony Marzano says he is worried about the health risks presented by delaying the clean-up.

"We are interested in seeing this remediation project get off the ground and successfully completed," said Marzano. "Our hope is that there will be no major delay in getting this work done.  Protecting the environment is the main concern.

Officials hope to start the project in about a month.

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