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DEQ issues violation notice to Chemours for improperly disposing contaminants

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a notice of violation and intent to enforce to the Chemours Company for failure to ensure proper waste disposal.

West Virginia suit filed over exposure to firefighting foam

Seven companies have been named in a lawsuit related to the contamination of a West Virginia city’s water supply from firefighting foam.

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. 

EPA updates PFAS Action Plan, criminal investigations underway

The Environmental Protection Agency has released an update on its PFAS Action Plan, which shows multiple criminal investigations are underway concerning PFAS-related pollution.

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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Petition calls for more action from Brunswick County after alarming water test results

Clean water in schools is what one group want, after a report revealed Brunswick County's Belville Elementary contained the highest level of PFAs contamination compared to other sites across the nation.

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