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EPA releases list of disinfectants to use against COVID-19

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

EPA updates PFAS Action Plan, criminal investigations underway

The Environmental Protection Agency has released an update on its PFAS Action Plan, which shows multiple criminal investigations are underway concerning PFAS-related pollution.
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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.

Clean Cape Fear petitions EPA over PFAS like GenX

On Wednesday, Clean Cape Fear and several other groups joined the Green Science Policy Institute in petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate PFAS chemicals as hazardous wastes.

NC, 21 other states sue Trump administration over new coal rules

A coalition of 22 Democratic-led states has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants.

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.

State requiring towns to manage emerging compounds in wastewater

State environmental officials are requiring towns with pretreatment programs in the Cape Fear River Basin to monitor for a set of emerging compounds starting this summer.
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EPA hits Chemours for not notifying on new compounds

A chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial compounds, the agency said this week.
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EPA outlines plan for dealing with toxic chemicals in water

Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it would move toward setting safety limits for a class of highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water in several states.

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