NCDEQ looking into another company operating under Chemours’ permit

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — As state regulators continue to investigate Chemours, they are also investigating another company that discharges into the Cape Fear River.

According to a news release from Brunswick County, the NC Department of Environmental Quality is looking into Kuraray America’s discharge and that long-term monitoring for pollutants in the river will be initiated.

Kuraray America also produces chemicals, fibers, and resin. It has a plant at the Fayetteville Works Site, where Chemours is located.

Kuraray America produces plasting sheeting used in safety glass such as automobile windshields.  Polyvinyl butyral resin is shipped off-site to other Kuraray locations. Wastewater generated from this facility is discharged to the Chemours wastewater treatment plant.

Kuraray is not the only company operating under Chemours’ permit. DuPont Company also has a manufacturing unit and is treating and discharging their wastewaters under that permit as well.

Brunswick County says it is also working with a consultant to investigate potential requests to NCDEQ to protect the water shed not only from GenX, but from other contaminants as well. Brunswick County staff will continue to monitor and update the Board of Commissioners and the public on this issue.


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