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Concerned protesters take action against PFAS

People from all over the Cape Fear region and the world voiced their concerns as they protested against water pollution at the Chemours plant.
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.

New Hampshire sets tough drinking water standards for PFAS

New Hampshire has voted to put into place some of the country's toughest drinking water standards for a class of toxic chemicals that were once used in everything from firefighting foam to nonstick cookware but are now raising health concerns.
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New study researches how PFAS contaminants go beyond our drinking water

Since the discovery of GenX in 2017, researchers have been trying to figure out where GenX and other PFAS contaminants are coming from.

Wilmington-area gators, fish show high levels of contaminants

Alligators and striped bass in the Wilmington area have levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) many times higher than their counterparts elsewhere in the state.

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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Judge finalizes plan for Chemours’ penalty, clean-up

North Carolina's environmental agency says a finalized settlement agreement allows it to make sure a Fortune 500 chemical company follows through on promises to clean up industrial chemicals in the water or face legal penalties.

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