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Pender County Utilities pushing for water transfer between basins

It's been years since Pender County Utilities started plans to bring more water to the area in an effective way. They are now trying to make it a reality.

New I-140 bridge may be named after former Brunswick Co. commissioner

A former Brunswick County commissioner may be getting some special recognition. The county is requesting the I-140 bridge over the Cape Fear River be named in his honor.

State hosting Jan. 18 public hearing in Burgaw on proposed water transfer request

The commission will consider all public comments received in making its final determination on whether to issue a certificate for the water transfer.
Overhead view of the Cape Fear River

Judge streamlining federal lawsuits over tainted river

A federal judge wants to streamline lawsuits blaming two companies for releasing a little-understood compound from a North Carolina chemical plant into waters used by hundreds of thousands of people.
The sign at the Chemours facility near Fayetteville (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)

New testing finds chemical across river from Chemours plant

Previous testing had shown GenX only on the side of the river where the plant operates.
Overhead view of the Cape Fear Rivervideo

GenX dominates the news in 2017

On June 7th, the Starnews broke the story about GenX in the Cape Fear River. As the region learned about this compound from the Chemours chemical plant near Fayetteville in the drinking water supply, citizens wanted answers.

CFPUA to expand pilot test program to remove GenX, other chemicals

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority says it will expand their pilot test program at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant.

Chemical company’s response to water worries: Silence

Americans have grown accustomed to hearing apologies from everyone from cheating car-makers to cheating presidents, but a Fortune 500 chemical company with a pollution problem in North Carolina is following a different model: don't apologize, don't explain.

Chemours: Permit suspension, revocation ‘unwarranted’

A day after the state announced plans to revoke Chemours' permit to discharge process wastewater from its Fayetteville Works plant, the company says it disagrees with the move.

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