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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.
Overhead view of the Cape Fear River

Updated consent order requires Chemours to analyze GenX in Cape Fear River

In a move some environmental groups call an 'important first step', the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality today filed a Revised Consent Order that will hold Chemours accountable for PFAS contamination, including GenX, in the Cape Fear Region.

EPA hits Chemours for not notifying on new compounds

A chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial compounds, the agency said this week.

EPA outlines plan for dealing with toxic chemicals in water

Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it would move toward setting safety limits for a class of highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water in several states.

New Hanover County first in NC to partner with DEQ for new water sampling...

A new day for a local landfill. New Hanover County Environmental Managers announced a new partnership with the DEQ to sample wastewater for chemicals like Gen-X.

Chemours importing GenX from overseas to Bladen County

Chemours is shipping GenX from its facility in the Netherlands to its Fayetteville Works site in Bladen County.

Reporter who broke GenX contamination story hired as CFPUA spokesman

The StarNews correspondent who broke the story about the NCSU study that found GenX in the Cape Fear River is now the new public information officer for Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

CFPUA files motion to intervene in state’s lawsuit against Chemours

CFPUA has filed a motion to intervene in the NC Department of Environmental Quality's lawsuit against Chemours, claiming the proposed consent order does not do enough to protect the water in our area.

Gov. Cooper: 2018 was a tough year for North Carolina

From holding Chemours accountable for dumping GenX in the Cape Fear River to recovering from Hurricane Florence, it's been quite a year for North Carolina.

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