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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.
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H2Go candidates take down flier after researcher’s demands

Candidates say the reference was in no way mean to be an endorsement.
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New Hanover County neighbors can take part in study on affects of GenX exposure

They will recruit 400 volunteers who will give blood, urine and drinking water samples and complete a questionnaire on their water-use history.
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Proposed study could show health impacts of GenX on humans

Wednesday night we learned a proposed study could bring much needed answers to the mystery surrounding GenX in the Cape Fear River and its impact on our community.
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Brunswick County residents get answers during GenX Forum

After the success of a public forum with an expert panel in New Hanover County, WWAY along with StarNews and WHQR hosted a forum in Brunswick County to address GenX concerns.
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Researchers found GenX levels dozens of times higher than health standard

We are now learning more about the levels of GenX in our water. During the forum WWAY hosted along with StarNews and WHQR Wednesday night, panelists said they were encouraged the levels have gone down.
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Knappe: Home reverse osmosis systems show success removing GenX, other compounds

The researcher who authored the study that revealed the threat of the chemical compound GenX in the Cape Fear River and the area's drinking water says some home treatment systems show success in removing those toxins from tap water.
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GenX Forum focuses on Brunswick County concerns

As worries about GenX in the region's water supply continue, WWAY and its media partners are holding another forum; this time to address concerns in Brunswick County.
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ICYMI: Watch the entire GenX Forum hosted by WWAY, StarNews and WHQR

There are still plenty of questions about GenX in the area's drinking water, but there are far more answers after WWAY, the StarNews and WHQR hosted a GenX Forum Wednesday night.

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