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The sign at the Chemours facility near Fayetteville (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)

Report: PFAS levels in river nearly 1,000 times than ‘health goal’ before 2017

A recent report shows the total concentration of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the Cape Fear River was nearly 1,000 times more than the state’s recommended “health goal” level for GenX before 2017.

Utilities operations back to normal after spill, Kuraray releases statement

Brunswick County is alerting residents and water costumers of a spill from the Chemours Fayetteville Works industrial site.

Burn ban issued for Brunswick County

A burn ban was issued Wednesday for the unincorporated areas within Brunswick County, this comes after utilities decided to shut off water intake following a spill at the Chemours site.

Chemours outlines more actions to reduce PFAS

Chemours has submitted several reports and other information to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that includes initial data and proposals on reducing PFAS levels from the Fayetteville Works site that reach the Cape Fear River. 
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Brunswick Co. woman to testify before Congress about GenX

A little more than two years after we first learned about GenX in our drinking water, a Brunswick County woman is headed to Washington, DC to have her concerns heard.

FDA food sampling finds ‘substantial’ PFAS contamination

The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe.

CFPUA denied $47M state grant to help pay for treatment plant upgrades

Money to upgrade a water treatment plant in New Hanover County to filter out GenX and other PFAS compounds will not come from a state grant as hoped.
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Wrightsville Beach files lawsuit after GenX, compounds found in drinking water

GenX and other PFAS's have now been found in one of the wells the Town of Wrightsville Beach uses for its drinking water.
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Judge finalizes plan for Chemours’ penalty, clean-up

North Carolina's environmental agency says a finalized settlement agreement allows it to make sure a Fortune 500 chemical company follows through on promises to clean up industrial chemicals in the water or face legal penalties.

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