Upon being notified of the study regarding GENX in our source water, the Pender County Commissioners; County Manager, Randell Woodruff; Health and Human Services Director, Carolyn Moser; and Pender County Utilities Director, Michael Mack began working with elected officials, DEQ, DHHS, as well as our regional county partners to investigate and ensure safe drinking water.
Daily conference calls are held with DHHS, DEQ, Bladen, Brunswick, and New Hanover counties for updates that may impact the health of county residents as research on GENX evolves. Furthermore, county commissioners, led by Commissioner Chair, George Brown and County Manager, Randell Woodruff are communicating with our Cape Fear county partners, state and federal agencies to learn more about GENX and its potential impacts. Chairman Brown has also met with other County Commissioner Chairs for a conference call with Governor Cooper.
Officials will share this information as it becomes available. Staff will stay apprised of all future state and federal water sampling and testing. N.C. DEQ and N.C. DHHS are leading a state investigation into the presence of GenX in the Cape Fear River and are pushing Chemours to limit the amount of GenX being released into the River.