CONSIDER THIS: Citizens need to continue to push for more information on contaminants in our water

CONSIDER THIS: Citizens need to continue to push for more information on contaminants in our water

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - There are still news stories on a regular basis about water contamination in southeastern North Carolina. The government continues to study the issue. And some proposed resolutions are being worked out in the court system.

But, it seems many people in our region have become accustomed to living under the cloud of uncertainty about what exactly is in our drinking water.

The Society of Environmental Journalists released an article this month stating that the discussion of PFAs in our water system … basically a group of chemicals that have not been studied intensely yet for potential harmful effects … will make big headlines in 2019. And it should.

Consider this: The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority recently commented that studies of GenX in our water system are important, but there are so many other things out there that need studies as well.

To do that, we as citizens will need to continue to push for these studies. Our elected leaders need to keep hearing from us that we want results. The health of future Cape Fear generations is on the line here.

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