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A Senate committee has approved legislation in studying unregulated chemicals found in North Carolina rivers including GenX.
The owner of a Jones County pig farm was fined more than $60,000 after he discharged nearly one million gallons of hog waste into a nearby wooded area, according to the NCDEQ.
A day after the state announced plans to revoke Chemours' permit to discharge process wastewater from its Fayetteville Works plant, the company says it disagrees with the move.
Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
It will take some more time before drivers in Brunswick County might save time and money on their vehicle inspections.
Federal and state officials along with Multistate Trust representatives will hold a public availability session and public meeting about the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation Superfund Site in Navassa next week.
The researcher who authored the study that revealed the threat of the chemical compound GenX in the Cape Fear River and the area's drinking water says some home treatment systems show success in removing those toxins from tap water.
As worries about GenX in the region's water supply continue, WWAY and its media partners are holding another forum; this time to address concerns in Brunswick County.
WWAY News, StarNews Media and HQR News 91.3 are sponsoring a GenX Forum Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium.