Chemours
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Chemours: Permit suspension, revocation ‘unwarranted’

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.
Pollution
1 month ago
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Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

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.
1 month ago
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Changes to vehicle inspections in Brunswick County still need EPA approval

It will take some more time before drivers in Brunswick County might save time and money on their vehicle inspections.
2 months ago
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Officials invite open discussion on Kerr-McGee Superfund Site during upcoming meeting

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.
4 months ago
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Knappe: Home reverse osmosis systems show success removing GenX, other compounds

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.
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4 months ago
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GenX Forum focuses on Brunswick County concerns

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.
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5 months ago
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WWAY, StarNews, WHQR to host public forum on GenX Wednesday

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.
A representative from the NC Department of Health and Human Services takes part in public session in Navassa on June 20, 2017, to speak with residents about clean-up of a Superfund site. (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)
5 months ago
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EPA updates public on Navassa Superfund clean-up

The Town of Navassa had some visitors come by and answer all their questions about the progress of the Kerr-McGee plant location, also known as the Superfund site.
5 months ago
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NC DHHS: GenX would pose low risk based on 2013-2014 level in Cape Fear River

After a week of uncertainty amid myriad questions about the safety of the drinking water in southeastern North Carolina, there may be some good news today.
5 months ago
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Toxin GenX adds more problems to already endangered river

The Cape Fear River Watch express concerns for humans and animals to a recent report about a toxin found in the area’s drinking water.