BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Recent test results received by Brunswick County show GenX levels above the state's established health goal.
The samples taken from the Northwest Water Treatment Plant on Oct. 19 show GenX levels of 281 parts per trillion in the raw water source and 197 ppt in the finished water source.
The state's established health goal is 140 ppt.
"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.
"We continue to work quickly towards finding the most effective water treatment solution for Brunswick County. I am hopeful that our municipal partners will come together to work towards a county-wide solution that is in the best interest of all residents."