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Chemours has reached an agreement with the State of North Carolina and The Cape Fear River Watch on emission control, remediation efforts and ongoing health studies related to it's Fayetteville Works manufacturing site. The company has also agreed to pay $13 million to cover a civil penalty and investigative costs incurred by the state.
Samples taken by environmental watchdog organizations along the Cape Fear River near the Sutton plant found arsenic and selenium levels many times higher than state surface water quality standards, the groups reported Wednesday.
Waters off the coast of New Hanover County are safe again for swimming following advisories issued after Hurricane Florence, according to North Carolina Department of Environment Quality.
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality says it began testing the water in Sutton Lake near Wilmington Saturday after the Cape Fear River breached a dam around the coal ash pits.
The company declined county commission Chairman Woody White and Mayor Bill Saffo's request to hold a meeting in Wilmington.
Lawyers for residents suing a company that makes a chemical that's been found in private wells near its North Carolina plant have asked a federal judge to supervise communications between the defendant and their clients.
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality filed a proposed court order against Chemours Monday.
North Carolina Republicans advanced next year's state budget adjustments Tuesday, betting on agreed-to pay raises, tax cuts and school safety improvements to assure electoral success against Democrats in November.
Public comment on the the allowance of the permit ends May 18th.