The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources met on January 10, 2019.

NC Policy Collaboratory

The network team studying water contaminant compounds includes the following institutions: UNC-CH, NCSU, NC A&T, ECU, UNC, UNC-C, and Duke. These institutions were able to secure an additional $1.4 million in grant funding to being the total investment to $6.4 million.

This group will conduct research through sampling, analysis, removal performance, determining health effects, and predicting models.

The groups main research questions include the following:

  1. What are the concentrations of emerging contaminants in public drinking water sources?
  2. What unanticipated an untargeted compounds occur in public drinking water sources?
  3. How much of the total organic flourine in drinking water sources is accounted for by targeted PFAS?

The network will review samples from 191 municipal surface water sources and 149 municipal well water sources.

The second progress report for the NCGA can be found here.

For more information about this study you can follow @NColloaboratory or visit collaboratory.unc.ecu.