by Frank Williams COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, has dominated news coverage and virtually all other conversation over the past two weeks. The state and federal governments have issued guidance and, in some cases, sweeping executive orders to protect against the spread of this virus. How to Approach COVID-19 Some are completely disregarding…

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May 14, 2018: Below is the text of a letter I emailed to Malec Brothers this afternoon: (click here to view as a PDF) David Smith, Head of Procurement Malec Brothers Dear Mr. Smith, As a point of introduction, I represent District 5 on the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. District 5 covers northeastern Brunswick County…

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February 15, 2018 — Brunswick County Public Utilities and CDM Smith are proceeding with plans to test the effectiveness of a Low-Pressure Reverse Osmosis (LPRO) treatment system at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant, with the delivery of a scaled-down pilot system earlier this month.   Brunswick County continues to make rapid progress on evaluating treatment…

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The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted two resolutions concerning water quality at its August 21, 2017 meeting. The first resolution, which can be viewed here, calls upon the state to prevent the discharge of contaminants into our waterways until studies have been conducted to ascertain their impact on public health. The second resolution,…

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BOLIVIA, NC – Frank Williams, Chairman of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, released the following statement following this morning’s meeting with Governor Roy Cooper: “This morning, I joined a bipartisan group of State Legislators and leaders from neighboring counties in a productive meeting with Governor Cooper. I am encouraged by the commitment of the…

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Note: the following press release distributed by The Chemours Company is being published here in its entirety. This release was written by Chemours, not Brunswick County or any other government entity. Wilmington, Del., June 20, 2017 – The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC) today announced that it will capture, remove, and safely dispose of wastewater…

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BOLIVIA, N.C. — Local and state officials continue working to gather additional information about the presence of GenX in the Cape Fear River, while at the same time working to stop the discharge of the chemical.   At its June 19 regularly scheduled meeting, the Board of Commissioners passed a resolution requesting that Chemours halt…

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Please note: This and other information about GenX and Brunswick County – including an FAQ that is updated as we receive new information – can be found online at www.brunswickcountync.gov/genx. BOLIVIA, N.C.  (June 19, 2017) — As the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) prepares to start water sampling at twelve locations along the Cape…

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Click here to sign up for my e-newsletter. On Thursday, June 15, 2017, I joined with leaders from other jurisdictions in southeastern North Carolina, as well as state officials, at a meeting with Chemours, the company that produces the compound known as GenX that has been found in area water supplies. The following is a…

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