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

Monday, November 27, 2017

State officials believe elevated concentrations of GenX found at a water treatment facility along the Cape Fear River can be attributed to an Oct. 6 spill from a manufacturing line at Chemours’ facility in Fayetteville, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality announced today. In addition, state officials directed Chemours to provide bottled water to 34 more well owners based on results from the latest round of private well testing.

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.

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