Tonight, Monroe County Commissioners heard from several agencies and concerned residents about the high levels of uranium found in deep water wells.
There's one goal in sight for Monroe County resident Donna Welch.
"Get public water out to places that have high concentration of numbers."
Welch is talking about the heavy metal uranium in her drinking water. After years of an unexplained case of peripheral neuropathy, Welch began to look for answers.
"Because of the health issues, it really peaked my curiosity and I wanted to see if there is a link."
There's not much research on the effects of the chemical.
"One of the health effects is that it could cause kidney malfunction," says David Kissler, Director of Labs, University of Georgia.
Now, several agencies including the EPA and the state health department are reaching out to the Monroe County Commission to help bring a resolution to these concerned citizens.
"We're about four miles from county water and so there's no resolution we're still hauling water, drinking bottled water, can't ingest it in any way," says Welch.
The levels in her water are off the charts.
"The EPA maximum contaminate level is 30 parts per billion... some levels in Monroe County were as high as nearly 1500," says Kissler.
Testing is the first step towards a resolution for these residents.
"Hopefully we can take that information and move forward," says Welch.
At tonight's meeting, Chairman James Vaughn says the county is more than willing to step in and help solve the problem.
This coming Thursday on October 6th, there will be a public information session at the First Baptist Church on High Falls Road. The meeting will be at 6:30pm.