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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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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.

New Hampshire sues 3M, DuPont, other chemical companies

New Hampshire has sued eight companies including 3M and the DuPont Co. for damage it says has been caused statewide by a class of potentially toxic chemicals found in pizza boxes, fast-food wrappers and drinking water.

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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River Watch screens film about C8, GenX contamination

The film 'The Devil We Know' aired at Thalian Hall this evening sponsored by Cape Fear River Watch.
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Cape Fear River Watch presenting film, discussion about water and GenX

On Thursday, Cape Fear River Watch will show a film about the drinking water crisis in West Virginia and the introduction of GenX in the Cape Fear River.
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CFPUA backs decision to continue business with carbon filter supplier despite controversy

For ten years, CFPUA has used this company to supply them with filters. They say the consistency of the filters and few to no rival products led them to return to the corporation as a supplier.

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