|RTC Project Tracking NC Private Well Contamination Celebrates Successes and Looks Ahead|
Over the last year the UNC SRP Research Translation Core has
partnered with Medical
Evaluation and Risk Assessment (MERA) program of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) to develop the capacity of NCDHHS to identify North Carolina populations at greatest potential risk from well water contamination.
In this past year, the RTC has made connections between NC DHHS, NC DENR, and UNC researchers including, Drs. Rebecca Fry and Marc Serre, and has established an interagency team which has guided the creation of contaminant maps for several key organic and inorganic contaminants.
In the coming year the RTC will focus on providing an online hub for the agencies involved to share information with NC well owners who have recently had their well tested. Upon receipt of their test results they will be directed to this website for more information. This resource will increase access to information that can help well owners understand potential risks, explore their options for water purification systems if necessary, and ultimately, reduce their exposure to the identified contaminants.
|Last updated January 29, 2013|