GenX Timeline

June 14, 2017

DEQ, DHHS investigating reports of unregulated chemical in Cape Fear River

June 19, 2017

DEQ starting water quality sampling for GenX in Cape Fear River

June 21, 2017

State moving forward with GenX investigation

June 27, 2017

DEQ verifies Chemours has stopped discharging GenX wastewater

July 11, 2017

State agency receives first GenX water sample data and begins analysis

July 13, 2017

Additional GenX discharge at Chemours facility identified and stopped

July 14, 2017

State releases first water quality data, updated health information for GenX in Cape Fear River

July 27, 2017

GenX concentrations in treated water continue downward trend based on new data

Aug. 1, 2017

Governor Cooper expands state science panel to address new or unregulated chemicals

Aug. 2, 2017

Latest test results for finished drinking water show GenX below health goal

Aug. 3, 2017

DEQ gathering documents for federal investigation related to Chemours

Aug. 8, 2017

Initial Funding Request

Aug. 9, 2017

Newest sampling data shows GenX levels in Cape Fear still below health goal

Aug. 14, 2017

Response Letter to N.C. Senators

Aug. 24, 2017

Latest test results show GenX levels remain well below state health goal

Aug. 29, 2017

DEQ Directs Company to Stop Additional discharges

Aug. 31, 2017

State seeks to stop additional chemical discharges into the Cape Fear River

Sept. 5, 2017

State orders Chemours to stop chemical releases, begins legal action and steps to suspend permit

Sept. 6, 2017

State issues notice of violation against Chemours based on new groundwater tests

Sept. 13, 2017

State hosting information session Thursday on private well sampling near Chemours

Sept. 21, 2017

State directs Chemours to provide residents with bottled water after GenX found in preliminary well tests

Sept. 27, 2017

State directs Chemours to provide bottled water to eight more well owners after latest preliminary tests for GenX

Oct. 4, 2017

State directs Chemours to provide bottled water to seven more well owners after latest preliminary tests for GenX

Oct. 12, 2017

State announces chairman, first meeting of expanded state science panel to address new or emerging chemicals

Oct. 17, 2017

State directs Chemours to provide bottled water to nine more well owners after latest preliminary test for GenX

Oct. 19, 2017

Members named to state Science Advisory Board to advise on emerging chemicals

Oct. 24, 2017

State continues to scrutinize Chemours wastewater discharge, request to renew permit

Oct. 30, 2017

DEQ takes action to stop additional Chemours discharge based on EPA report

Oct. 31, 2017

Tests show GenX, PFOA and PFOS below established health goals for drinking water sites in Lower Cape Fear

Nov. 2, 2017

State receives results showing no GenX at Alderman Elementary School, low concentrations at Gary's Creek Elementary

Nov. 3, 2017

Latest test results show elevated levels of GenX in 15 more homeowners' wells

Nov. 7, 2017

Latest test results show concentrations of GenX in Camp Dixie's lake, Marshwood Lake and Hall Park baseball field's well

Nov. 9, 2017

DEQ will take additional enforcement action against Chemours for unreported spill

Nov. 14, 2017

DEQ issues violation notice to Chemours for unreported chemical spill

Nov. 16, 2017
State moves to revoke Chemours' permit to discharge processed wastewater

Nov. 17, 2017

DEQ investigating air emissions leak at Chemours

Nov. 22, 2017

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

Nov. 27, 2017

Surface water results from October show GenX was above state health goal at one water treatment facility after Oct. 6 spill

Nov. 29, 2017

North Carolina Science Advisory Board to meet in Wilmington Dec. 4

Dec. 1, 2017

State hosting third information session Dec. 14 on private well sampling near Chemours

Dec. 13, 2017

Latest test results show elevated levels of GenX in 30 more private wells

Jan. 11, 2018

DEQ Secretary Regan cites lab equipment as critical to emerging contaminants response

Jan. 23, 2018

State hosting fourth GenX information session on Feb. 1

Feb. 13, 2018,

State orders Chemours to control additional sources of GenX contamination

Feb. 14, 2018

Chemours reports a spill on the site. 

Chemours send outfall data to DEQ from Outfall 002.

Feb. 23, 2018

GenX found in rainwater samples collected near Chemours facility

March 16, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: North Carolina Science Advisory Board to meet March 19

April 6, 2018

State officials put Chemours on notice of pending air permit restrictions

April 9, 2018

DEQ cites additional violations at Chemours facility, asks court to require Chemours to control air emissions of GenX

April 25, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: North Carolina Science Advisory Board to meet April 30