Read the full article by Trevor Dunnell (The Daily News)

“Onslow Water and Sewer Authority (ONWASA) self reported the information on Friday where they shut down two water production wells in the Holly Ridge area that are believed to have the man-made chemical per-and-polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) near Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Camp Davis South (MCOLF Camp Davis South). 

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, PFAS is very persistent in the environment and in the human body. They don’t break down and they can accumulate over time and there is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects.

Officials have ordered testing to positively identify if there is PFAS within the wells. At this time, there is not evidence to suggest the chemicals reached both well sites. Both wells are within one mile of MCOLF Camp Davis South…”