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DEQ issues violation notice to Chemours for improperly disposing contaminants

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a notice of violation and intent to enforce to the Chemours Company for failure to ensure proper waste disposal.

Report: Chemical firm Chemours won’t face federal charges

Federal prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against a chemical company that for years discharged compounds with health risks that aren't fully understood into a North Carolina river.

West Virginia suit filed over exposure to firefighting foam

Seven companies have been named in a lawsuit related to the contamination of a West Virginia city’s water supply from firefighting foam.

CFPUA completes source water protection plan along 160 miles of watershed

A years-long effort by CFPUA staff has culminated in the 2020 Source Water Risk and Resiliency Plan, a detailed summary of sites with the potential to affect water quality at the region’s primary drinking water source.

NCDEQ: Chemours’ proposed corrective action plan is deficient

The Department of Environmental Quality will require extensive revisions to the proposed Corrective Action Plan submitted by Chemours on December 31 due to inadequacies in the plan.  

CFPUA: Chemours’ corrective action plan falls short

Chemours’ proposed corrective action plan to address decades of PFAS releases from its chemical plant on the Cape Fear River consists largely of vague promises of PFAS reductions to be realized years into the future and is inadequate to protect downstream water users, CFPUA wrote in comments submitted today to state regulators.

Chemours: Thermal Oxidizer destroys PFAS by 99.99 percent

The Chemours Company reports that testing of its Fayetteville Works thermal oxidizer has reduced PFAS emissions by 99.99 percent, according to a news release.

Actor Ruffalo visits North Carolina on anti-pollution effort

Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo is visiting North Carolina to push for policies to eliminate the pollution of chemicals from industrial products.

Report: Brunswick County tops national list for PFAS contamination

Drinking water in part of Brunswick County is considered the most toxic in the United States, according to new testing. Wilmington is ranked number 5.

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