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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.

County: Water samples tested below PFAS state heath level after Chemours spill

On Friday, Brunswick County shared information about the test results for two additional water samples staff collected in July following notification about a suspected sediment spill due to construction at the Chemours Fayetteville Works Plant.

DEQ, Chemours reach agreement to further reduce PFAS pollution

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and Chemours have reached another agreement that will reduce PFAS pollution from entering the Cape Fear River through groundwater.

CFPUA: NCDEQ is ‘looking into’ recent Chemours sediment spill

State regulators told CFPUA that they are looking into Chemours’s report of a release of sediment earlier this week during work related to PFAS remediation at the company’s Fayetteville Works Plant.

Study: Novel PFAS comprise 24% of blood tested in Wilmington residents

North Carolina State University's GenX Exposure Study has detected PFAS's in human blood in Wilmington.

NCDEQ wants public comment on Chemours water treatment permit

The Department of Environmental Quality is drafting a discharge permit on a water treatment system at Chemours Fayetteville Works site, and they want to hear from you.

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Person falls off Oak Island Pier, clings to piling until rescued

A man was rescued from the ocean Wednesday morning after they fell off the end of the Oak Island Pier, according to Oak Island Water Rescue. 

‘Negative, uncivil’: Voters react to chaotic first 2020 presidential debate

People around the nation and right here in the Cape Fear are still digesting the fiery debate Tuesday night between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.