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New findings by North Carolina State University raise more concerns around PFAS’s in the Cape Fear

Four years ago, one of those chemicals (GenX) was found in our drinking water in the Cape Fear River. A recent study has given rise to more concern surrounding the 'forever chemicals'. 

EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic ‘forever chemicals’

The Biden administration is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting foams.

State to host community session about PFAS/GenX at Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality says it will host a community information session next month about current actions to prevent and remediate PFAS contamination at the Chemours Fayetteville Works Facility.

State: Chemours faces more than $300K in penalties due to violations

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality says Chemours faces more than $305,000 in penalties for exceeding the facility wide GenX annual air emissions limit.

Residents in Pender and New Hanover counties eligible to take part in GenX exposure study

Residents in two southeastern North Carolina counties have the opportunity to take part in a GenX Exposure Study.  

Chemous issued Notice of Violation over GenX air emissions

The NC Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality issued a Notice of Violation to Chemours for exceeding the facility wide GenX annual air emissions limit.

Hundreds of Wilmington, Brunswick County residents wanted to take part in GenX exposure study

North Carolina State University is looking for participants from Wilmington and Brunswick County for a GenX Exposure Study.

NC attorney general files suit against DuPont over PFAS pollution

Attorney General Josh Stein has filed a lawsuit against DuPont, Chemours, and related companies to "hold them accountable for the damage their manufacture, use, and disposal of PFAS chemicals have caused to North Carolina’s natural resources."

Court approves addendum to consent order involving Chemours

On Monday, a Bladen County Superior Court judge approved the Addendum to the Consent Order requiring Chemours to take significant additional actions to reduce PFAS entering the Cape Fear River.

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HAPPENING TODAY: Women’s health event in Wilmington offering breast cancer screenings

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