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DEQ verifies Chemours has stopped discharging GenX wastewater

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Staff with the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality today inspected Chemours’ Fayetteville facility and verified that the company is containing wastewater from the byproduct GenX, preventing the unregulated chemical compound from discharging into the Cape Fear River.

State moving forward with GenX investigation

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Secretary Michael S. Regan made the following statement Tuesday after Chemours’ announcement regarding GenX:

Durham sewage spill contained, pipe replaced

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Officials with the N.C. Division of Water Resources announced today that the location of a failed pipe segment that caused a June 13 wastewater spill in Durham County has been identified and repaired. The repair was completed Wednesday.

State environmental panel grants interbasin transfer certificate

Friday, May 12, 2017

A state environmental panel has granted Union County a certificate to transfer a maximum of 23 million gallons of water a day from the Yadkin River Basin to the Rocky River Basin to meet Union County's projected water demands through 2050.

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