3 months ago
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Parents ‘plea’ to Brunswick Co. school leaders to assure safe water

The school board meeting was held today was the first time several groups and parents concerned with GenX and other chemical compounds spoke to school leaders about safe drinking water for students.
3 months ago
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DEQ testing wells for GenX contamination near Chemours plant

Environmental officials are testing how far the chemical GenX has spread in groundwater in North Carolina.This after elevated levels of GenX were found in groundwater at Chemours' Fayetteville Works plant.
3 months ago
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CFPUA prepares to drain aquifer storage

CFPUA staff continued to prepare for the start of the Aquifer Storage and Recovery draining project this week.
The sign at the Chemours facility near Fayetteville (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)
3 months ago
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State issues notice of violation against Chemours after Genx found in groundwater wells

The state has issued a notice of violation against Chemours after 13 of their 14 groundwater monitoring wells showed levels of GenX that exceed acceptable limits.
3 months ago
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State orders Chemours to stop releasing chemicals, begins legal action

State officials ordered Chemours on Tuesday to stop releasing all fluorinated compounds into the Cape Fear River and began legal action against the company and the process to suspend its permit for discharging wastewater into the river.
3 months ago
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Senate passes plan to find, treat, remove GenX in Cape Fear River

The Senate passed legislation Wednesday that allows local officials to being improving water quality in the Cape fear River while helping ensure the state DEQ enforces the law against the company that dumped GenX into the water supply.
Brunswick County Seal
3 months ago
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Brunswick County responds to EPA identifying more chemicals in river

The NC Department of Environmental Quality says the EPA identified two additional chemical compounds in the Cape Fear River.
The sign at the Chemours facility near Fayetteville (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)
3 months ago
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DEQ: Urges Chemours to stop discharging two other compounds

As part of its ongoing investigation, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is now urging Chemours to stop discharging two additional chemical compounds into the Cape Fear River.
4 months ago
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Lawmakers investigate GenX discharge, hold public hearing

GenX has been the big story all summer and it's getting attention from state lawmakers. The State Environmental Review Commission met in Wilmington to discuss its investigation into GenX.
Hampstead water probs
4 months ago
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Public hearing on Hampstead water rate increase happening Wednesday

The North Carolina Utilities Commission is holding a public hearing regarding the Carolina Water Service of North Carolina... which services one Hampstead community.