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The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality has issued a notice of violation to Chemours Fayetteville Works ordering the company to immediately take new measures to control additional sources of GenX.
The little-studied compound that was found in a North Carolina river last year has also been found in a well under a West Virginia Chemours facility.
A Senate committee has approved legislation in studying unregulated chemicals found in North Carolina rivers including GenX.
New test results are coming from what experts say. None of them talk about the affects of GenX though. That left many neighbors still concerned as they grow tired of having to live with the faucets turned off.
It's been months since Chemours went out to some homes in Bladen and Cumberland counties to test their well water for GenX. Now, some resident are frustrated with the results.
CFPUA: We cannot rely on Chemours to control discharges from its site.
In light of the discovery of contaminants like GenX in the Cape Fear River, CFPUA is forming a new public and environmental policy department.
The company that makes a compound that has been found in private wells near its North Carolina plant wants to install water filter systems at homes served by those wells.
Brunswick County is moving forward with a study of water treatment methods for different compounds and will begin work to put those water treatment plans in place by 2019.