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MEDIA ADVISORY: DEQ to address questions on Nov. 21 Chemours proposed consent order

Raleigh

RALEIGH – North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)’s Assistant Secretary for Environment Sheila Holman will answer questions about the proposed consent order between DEQ, Chemours and Cape Fear River Watch on a media conference call.

The proposed consent order, released last week for public comment, addresses per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination originating from Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility. It requires Chemours to dramatically reduce GenX air emissions, provide permanent replacement drinking water supplies and pay a civil penalty to DEQ.

WHO:            Sheila Holman, DEQ Assistant Secretary for Environment

WHAT:          Media conference call regarding Nov. 21 proposed consent order

WHEN:          11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29

HOW:            Call-in number: (605) 472-5469; Passcode: 894204

Comments on the proposed order will be accepted until Dec. 21. Comments can be submitted electronically to comments.chemours@ncdenr.gov or mailed to Assistant Secretary’s office, RE: Chemours Public Comments 1601 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1601.

A copy of the proposed order is available on DEQ’s website at: https://files.nc.gov/ncdeq/GenX/Consent-order-11212018.pdf.

More information about the state’s investigation can be found at: https://deq.nc.gov/news/hot-topics/genx-investigation.