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October, early November data shows high GenX concentrations at Chemours wastewater discharge outfall

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Concentrations of GenX at Chemours’ wastewater discharge outfall in Fayetteville exceeded the state’s provisional drinking water health goal in late October and early November, according to preliminary water quality data the state Department of Environmental Quality received from the company this week. DEQ is investigating the cause of the spike and has demanded answers from Chemours, which is supposed to be capturing GenX rather than releasing it into the Cape Fear River.

North Carolina’s Brownfields Program celebrates 20 years of recycling abandoned properties

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Since 1997, the North Carolina Brownfields Program has been turning contaminated properties into viable, successful businesses and community areas. The program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, works with prospective developers who did not cause or contribute to contamination of an abandoned or unused property they wish to redevelop. A brownfields agreement limits the liability of a prospective developer so the developer can remove or reduce contamination on the property so it can be reused safely.

DEQ investigating air emissions leak at Chemours

Friday, November 17, 2017

The state Department of Environmental Quality is investigating reports of an air emissions leak at Chemours’ Fayetteville facility and whether the leak constitutes a violation of the company’s air permit.

State to hold public hearing on Atlantic Coast Pipeline air permit

Monday, November 13, 2017

The state Division of Air Quality will hold a public hearing on Wednesday to obtain community feedback on a draft air quality permit for the proposed Northampton Compressor Station, which would be built as part of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.

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