Legislature overrides governor’s GenX veto

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By Brian Slattery

The GenX contaminant discovered in the Cape Fear River, from which Brunswick County draws its drinking water, was part of one of the first issues the General Assembly addressed when it reconvened in special session last week.

The House and Senate each voted Oct. 4 to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 56, which proposed offering $435,000 in funding for GenX treatment and study.

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will receive $185,000 to monitor and study treatment for raw water from the river to remove GenX.

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