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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.

H2Go commissioners break ground on new site

In Brunswick County, H2GO has officially broken ground at the new reverse osmosis plant site.

State files response to CFPUA’s motion to intervene over complaint against Chemours

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has filed a response opposing Cape Fear Public Utility Authority’s Motion to Intervene in the state’s enforcement case against Chemours. 

NHCS installs reverse osmosis water coolers

New Hanover County Schools has installed bottle-less water coolers at schools currently serviced by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. 

Permit for water treatment system issued for Chemours site

North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit for a water treatment system at the Chemours Fayetteville Works site to remove so-called forever chemicals from a contaminated stream.

EPA offers $50K for new ways to destroy PFAS in firefighting foam

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday announced an initiative that targets new ways to safely destroy per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) such as GenX.

CFPUA calls Chemours’ draft wastewater discharge permit a ‘partial measure’

On Monday, CFPUA submitted comments on a draft permit that would allow Chemours to discharge as much as 1.58 million gallons of wastewater a day into the Cape Fear River from a treatment system Chemours says will reduce per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in surface water.

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Panel signs off on Duke Energy orders on rates, coal ash

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Garland rescinds Trump-era memo curtailing consent decrees

Garland issued a new memorandum to all U.S. attorneys and other Justice Department leaders spelling out the new policies on civil agreements and consent decrees with state and local governments.