Press Releases

GenX found in rainwater samples collected near Chemours facility

Friday, February 23, 2018

The state Division of Air Quality today announced that analysis of rainwater samples recently collected near the Chemours facility show varying levels of GenX. Details may be viewed on DEQ’s GenX website, with concentrations ranging from non-detects and 5.2 parts per trillion to 630 parts per trillion on Jan. 28-29 and 9.98 parts per trillion to 286 parts per trillion on Feb. 4-5.

State gives $700,000 to 72 counties and cities to aid electronics recycling

Friday, February 23, 2018

The state Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management recently awarded $700,000 to 72 county and city governments to support local electronics management programs, which provide residents with opportunities to recycle electronics like televisions and computer equipment.

State orders Chemours to control additional sources of GenX contamination

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality on Monday issued a notice of violation to Chemours Fayetteville Works ordering the company to immediately take new measures to control additional sources of GenX and other perfluorinated compounds from site contamination and air emissions. The state agency also issued a letter directing the company to begin a trial of new technology to curb emissions from the facility’s smokestacks and granted limited approval for Chemours to test carbon filtration systems on residential drinking water wells.    

North Carolina Science Advisory Board to meet Monday

Friday, January 26, 2018

The North Carolina Science Advisory Board will hold its third meeting in Raleigh on Monday to discuss board expectations, hear a presentation from the Netherlands on established health goals and follow-up on items from the last meeting in Dec.

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