Public Notice

Public Notice

System Pressure Advisories Rescinded

01.16.2020

Based on the laboratory analysis of water samples collected on January 15th, 2020, on Old Ocean Highway (Government Center Dr. to Old Johnson Rd.), Old Johnson Rd. Randolphville Rd. (Old Ocean Highway to Galloway Rd.), Mary Frances Ct., Minnie’s Dream Ln., Zim’s Trail, Autumn Ln., Johnsonville Rd., Evan’s Rd., North Piney Grove Rd., George T. Bryant Rd., Bryant Hawkins Dr., Mantua Ave., and in the Brunswick County Government Complex, Brunswick County Public Utilities water users in this area 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.

This notice is issued and effective on January 16, 2020.

Based on the laboratory analysis of water samples collected on January 15th, 2020, on Green Lewis Rd. (Business 17 to Jones St.), Knox St., Business 17 (Green Lewis Rd. to Cox St.), Cox St., and Mercer St., Brunswick County Public Utilities water users in this area 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.

This notice is issued and effective on January 16, 2020.

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Brunswick County Retains Law Firms to Protect County’s Drinking Water

09.06.2017

Brunswick County today announced that it has retained the national law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., as well as and Harold Seagle of Seagle Law in North Carolina, to represent its interests against Chemours, DuPont, and Kuraray, and to recover costs and rate payer funds required to investigate, manage, reduce and remove certain chemicals from drinking water drawn from the Cape Fear River.

“This is an important step in protecting the long-term quality of public drinking water in the Cape Fear Region,” said Brunswick County Manager Ann Hardy.  “As we have said on numerous occasions, we will not stand for the discharge of perfluorinated chemicals into our public drinking water supply. We remain absolutely committed to protecting the long-term viability of the Cape Fear River.”

Brunswick County has obtained evidence that Chemours, DuPont and Kuraray, all multi-billion dollar corporations, manufacture perfluorinated chemicals (“PFCs”) at the Fayetteville Works plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina. DuPont has manufactured PFC chemicals since 1980. Brunswick County believes that as a result of PFC manufacturing, these corporations have released PFC chemicals into Cape Fear River, and thus the public drinking water systems. Moreover, it appears the corporations continued to deposit PFC chemicals into Cape Fear River as recently as September 2017. Brunswick County will explore all legal remedies on behalf of the county and its residents, including but not limited to costs of filtration and punitive damages if warranted.

“Brunswick County has retained our firms to investigate and pursue those legal remedies caused by all chemicals coming from the Fayetteville Works plant,” says Baron & Budd shareholder Scott Summy, who tried the first MTBE chemical contamination case in the United States, locally here in Wilmington.

The firms will be investigating what the corporations knew and when they knew it. Chemours, DuPont and Kuraray discharge wastewater under their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits, issued by the State of North Carolina. However, it appears the corporations failed to disclose the full suite of PFC chemicals discharged from the Fayetteville Works plaint into Cape Fear River through wastewater or other pathways.

For more information, please contact Scott Summy at SSummy@BaronBudd.com.