GenX in the air? Division of Air Quality wants answers


SOUTHEASTERN, NC (WWAY) — The full extent of the potential environmental impacts of GenX and other emerging contaminants produced by Chemours is something state regulators are trying to grasp.

The NC Department of Air Quality sent a letter to Chemours on Wednesday requesting information as to whether GenX and other contaminants are currently, or have been, emitted as an air contaminant.

‘While prior air emissions documentation submitted by Chemours for the year 2016 contains GenX air emissions data, we are requesting additional information related to GenX and other emerging contaminants for the years 2012 through the present,’ the letter states.

The DAQ is seeking information on air contaminant data, source information, site data, building specifications, and associated information.

The DAQ also wants ‘any air emissions source (stack) tests Chemours may have conducted at any facility for any of the compounds identified in this letter, including test results, methods used, and protocols’.

State regulators want this information as soon as possible, but gives them up to 14 days for information on GenX and up to 21 days for information related to other emerging contaminants.

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