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Test Finds High Level Of Radiation In Water Of Wake Co. Subdivision

Posted April 1, 2002

— Some residents of a subdivision just south of Wake Forest are thinking twice about drinking their tap water.

That is because a state test shows radiation levels are up to three times higher than federal guidelines at the subdivision located off of Ligon Mill Road.

Residents of A Country Place said that they are trying to decide whether to fix the existing well system or connect to the Wake Forest municipal system. It could cost homeowners up to $2,000 to hook up to the town's system.

For now, many residents are relying on bottled water.

"We have to plan ahead just like you would with coffee or cereal or anything else," said resident David Murray.

Many residents said that they were not told about the water problem before they moved in. They believe their property value has dropped because of it.

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