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“JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County — The City of Jacksonville has removed three water wells from service after they tested positive for a trace amount of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

City officials said wells were tested ‘out of an abundance of caution’ following findings from the Onslow Water and Sewer Authority last month, and test results released Friday indicated three of the wells have trace amounts of PFAS.

Officials explained that the amounts of PFAS are within EPA regulations and ‘well below actionable measure.’ The well in question will be resampled by a private lab in case of lab error, and they have been removed from service by the City of Jacksonville Water Service…”