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The sign at the Chemours facility near Fayetteville (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)

Report: Chemical firm Chemours won’t face federal charges

Federal prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against a chemical company that for years discharged compounds with health risks that aren't fully understood into a North Carolina river.

NCDEQ: Chemours’ proposed corrective action plan is deficient

The Department of Environmental Quality will require extensive revisions to the proposed Corrective Action Plan submitted by Chemours on December 31 due to inadequacies in the plan.  
The sign at the Chemours facility near Fayetteville (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)

CFPUA: Chemours’ corrective action plan falls short

Chemours’ proposed corrective action plan to address decades of PFAS releases from its chemical plant on the Cape Fear River consists largely of vague promises of PFAS reductions to be realized years into the future and is inadequate to protect downstream water users, CFPUA wrote in comments submitted today to state regulators.

Chemours: Thermal Oxidizer destroys PFAS by 99.99 percent

The Chemours Company reports that testing of its Fayetteville Works thermal oxidizer has reduced PFAS emissions by 99.99 percent, according to a news release.
Cape Fear River

NC State receives $7.4 million to study PFAS

Researchers from North Carolina State University have received a five-year grant to study PFAS toxicity, bioaccumulation, and remediation. 

Actor Ruffalo visits North Carolina on anti-pollution effort

Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo is visiting North Carolina to push for policies to eliminate the pollution of chemicals from industrial products.
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Report: Brunswick County tops national list for PFAS contamination

Drinking water in part of Brunswick County is considered the most toxic in the United States, according to new testing. Wilmington is ranked number 5.

Clean Cape Fear petitions EPA over PFAS like GenX

On Wednesday, Clean Cape Fear and several other groups joined the Green Science Policy Institute in petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate PFAS chemicals as hazardous wastes.

State wants feedback on Chemours’ proposed corrective action plan

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) wants your feedback from now through early February on a proposed groundwater corrective action plan to address chemicals found in our waters.

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