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Local advocate joins PFAS discussion on Capitol Hill

Tuesday morning, conversations about Gen-X and PFAS happened on Capitol Hill with Clean Cape Fear co-founder Emily Donovan joining the discussion. 
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Concerned protesters take action against PFAS

People from all over the Cape Fear region and the world voiced their concerns as they protested against water pollution at the Chemours plant.
The sign at the Chemours facility near Fayetteville (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)

Report: PFAS levels in river nearly 1,000 times than ‘health goal’ before 2017

A recent report shows the total concentration of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the Cape Fear River was nearly 1,000 times more than the state’s recommended “health goal” level for GenX before 2017.

Chemours outlines more actions to reduce PFAS

Chemours has submitted several reports and other information to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that includes initial data and proposals on reducing PFAS levels from the Fayetteville Works site that reach the Cape Fear River. 
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Brunswick Co. woman to testify before Congress about GenX

A little more than two years after we first learned about GenX in our drinking water, a Brunswick County woman is headed to Washington, DC to have her concerns heard.

New Hampshire sets tough drinking water standards for PFAS

New Hampshire has voted to put into place some of the country's toughest drinking water standards for a class of toxic chemicals that were once used in everything from firefighting foam to nonstick cookware but are now raising health concerns.

FDA food sampling finds ‘substantial’ PFAS contamination

The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe.
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New study researches how PFAS contaminants go beyond our drinking water

Since the discovery of GenX in 2017, researchers have been trying to figure out where GenX and other PFAS contaminants are coming from.

New Hampshire sues 3M, DuPont, other chemical companies

New Hampshire has sued eight companies including 3M and the DuPont Co. for damage it says has been caused statewide by a class of potentially toxic chemicals found in pizza boxes, fast-food wrappers and drinking water.

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