by Beth Velliquette, Chapel Hill Herald Sun

Water tests of 11 wells in the Rogers Road area showed that only two of them supplied water within the EPA recommended limits.

The Orange County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to discuss the results of those tests tonight at its meeting at the Southern Human Services Center on Homestead Road. The testing of the water and the septic systems was done to provide information to the state in an application for a Community Development Block Grant.

Neloa Jones, co-chair of the Rogers-Eubanks Coalition, a group that is attempting to restore environmental justice to the area because of the nearby landfill, said the results of the tests show there are water and septic system failures, although the results do not attempt to show whether the water problems are linked to the landfill.

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