GenX News Releases

March 14, 2019

State Issues Air Permit for Chemours to Install Thermal Oxidizer to Reduce PFAS Emissions

February 25, 2019

Court Approves Order to Stop PFAS from Entering Cape Fear; Action means Real Relief for People in the Cape Fear River Basin

November 21, 2018

State officials require Chemours to provide permanent drinking water and pay $12 million penalty

August 20, 2018

DEQ Public Information Session on GenX

July 10, 2018

New contact information for GenX-related bottled water issues

June 11, 2018

DEQ files new proposed court order against Chemours

May 18, 2018

Public information session about GenX scheduled for May 29

April 6, 2018

State officials put Chemours on notice of pending air permit restrictions

February 23, 2018

GenX found in rainwater samples collected near Chemours facility

February 13, 2018

State orders Chemours to control additional sources of GenX contamination

January 23, 2018

State hosting fourth GenX information session on Feb. 1

January 11, 2018

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

December 13, 2017

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

December 1, 2017

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

November 29, 2017

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

November 27, 2017

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

November 22, 2017

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

November 17, 2017

DEQ investigating air emissions leak at Chemours

November 14, 2017
DEQ issues violation notice to Chemours for unreported chemical spill

November 9, 2017
DEQ will take additional enforcement action against Chemours for unreported spill

November 7, 2017
Latest test results show concentrations of GenX in Camp Dixie’s lake, Marshwood Lake and Hall Park baseball field’s well

November 3, 2017
Latest test results show elevated levels of GenX in 15 more homeowners' wells

November 2, 2017
State receives results showing no GenX at Alderman Elementary School, low concentrations at Gray’s Creek Elementary

October 31, 2017
Tests show GenX, PFOA and PFOS below established health goals for drinking water sites in Lower Cape Fear

October 24, 2017
State continues to scrutinize Chemours wastewater discharge, request to renew permit

October 17, 2017
State directs Chemours to provide bottled water to nine more well owners after latest preliminary tests for GenX

October 4, 2017
State directs Chemours to provide bottled water to seven more well owners after latest preliminary tests for GenX

September 27, 2017
State directs Chemours to provide bottled water to eight more well owners after latest preliminary tests for GenX

September 21, 2017
State directs Chemours to provide residents with bottled water after GenX found in preliminary well tests

September 13, 2017
State hosting information session Thursday on private well sampling near Chemours

September 6, 2017
State issues notice of violation against Chemours based on new groundwater tests

September 5, 2017
State orders Chemours to stop chemical releases, begins legal action and steps to suspend permit

August 31, 2017
State seeks to stop additional chemical discharges into the Cape Fear River

August 24, 2017
Latest test results show GenX levels remain well below state health goal

August 15, 2017
DEQ, DHHS heads respond to state senators' letter, outline request to protect drinking water

August 9, 2017
Newest sampling data shows GenX levels in Cape Fear still below health goal

August 8, 2017
DEQ, DHHS share budget request to protect water, ensure long-term monitoring, analysis and enforcement

August 3, 2017
DEQ gathering documents for federal investigation related to Chemours

August 2, 2017
Latest test results for finished drinking water show GenX below health goal
GenX levels continue downward trend in water samples collected from Cape Fear region

August 1, 2017
Governor Cooper expands state science panel to address new or unregulated chemicals.

July 27, 2017
GenX concentrations in treated water continue downward trend based on new data
Most recent test results all below health goal level

July 24, 2017 
Governor Cooper Memo: Water Quality State Action Items

July 17, 2017
Governor Cooper Urges EPA to Set Limits for Emerging Contaminant GenX
State Has Stopped Chemours’ GenX Discharge for Now, But Federal Action Needed for Permanent Solution 

July 14, 2017
State releases first water quality data, updated health information for GenX in Cape Fear River    

July 11, 2017
State agency receives first GenX water sample data and begins analysis

June 29, 2017
N.C. DHHS Releases Summary of Selected Cancer Rates for Counties in Cape Fear Region
DHHS provided the summary to answer questions raised about cancer during the ongoing investigation of GenX in the Cape Fear River

June 27, 2017
DEQ verifies Chemours has stopped discharging GenX wastewater
Site visit to Chemours part of ongoing state investigation

June 20, 2017
State Moving forward with GenX investigation

June 19, 2017
DEQ starting water quality sampling for GenX in Cape Fear River

June 14, 2017
DEQ, DHHS investigating reports of unregulated chemical in Cape Fear River