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North Carolina lawmakers unveil new GenX bill

A Senate committee has approved legislation in studying unregulated chemicals found in North Carolina rivers including GenX.

State to test drinking supplies for chemicals emerging as risks

North Carolina environmental regulators will start testing the state's major supplies of drinking water to learn whether people are ingesting industrial chemicals whose health effects are poorly understood, a state official said Friday.
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Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
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Trump administration to terminate Obama’s climate plan

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Officials invite open discussion on Kerr-McGee Superfund Site during upcoming meeting

Federal and state officials along with Multistate Trust representatives will hold a public availability session and public meeting about the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation Superfund Site in Navassa next week.
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NC, Chemours strike deal on toxic GenX

A Bladen County judge late Friday approved a partial consent order between Chemours and the state governing the release of GenX and other fluoridated compounds from the company’s Fayetteville Works site.
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Mayor says Houston ‘open for business’ despite huge hurdles

Houston's mayor insists that America's fourth-largest city is "open for business," but with areas under water, people not yet in their homes, and billions in damage to repair, major disasters that Harvey created are by no means resolved.
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DEQ: Urges Chemours to stop discharging two other compounds

As part of its ongoing investigation, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is now urging Chemours to stop discharging two additional chemical compounds into the Cape Fear River.
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Brunswick County responds to EPA identifying more chemicals in river

The NC Department of Environmental Quality says the EPA identified two additional chemical compounds in the Cape Fear River.

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