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Chemours says it will take additional steps to keep GenX out of the Cape Fear River as federal regulators say they are investigating the company.
Chemours will voluntarily stop discharging the manufacturing effluent that contains GenX into the river this morning (June 21, 2017).
As state regulators continue to investigate Chemours, they are also investigating another company that discharges into the Cape Fear River.
Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday.
As the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality prepared to start water sampling at 12 locations along the Cape Fear River this week, Brunswick County Public Health officials continue to discuss the potential health effects of GenX with state health officials, according to a news release.
The NC Department of Environmental Quality said late this afternoon its staff will begin sampling the water in the Cape Fear River today for GenX, which has many people worried about the safety of the area's drinking water.
A meeting is underway between local leaders and the maker of the chemical compound that has many in southeastern North Carolina worried about the safety of our drinking water.
The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority may have known about the presence of a chemical compound called GenX in the drinking water system more than a year before a newspaper story made the issue public.
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is leading a state investigation into reports of an unregulated chemical in the Cape Fear River.