The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Air Quality has received an application for a permit modification from Chemours for the Fayetteville Works facility, state officials said Thursday.
The application for the “Vinyl Ethers Expansion and Hydrolysis Line” is at https://deq.nc.gov/media/32001/open.
Division staff plan to schedule a full public engagement process, and are to announce the public comment period and public hearings.
“DEQ remains focused on the immediate need to address the PFAS contamination from Chemours and its impacts to North Carolinians throughout the Cape Fear River basin. DEQ will continue its ongoing efforts to reduce or eliminate environmental impacts from the facility’s ongoing operations and the residual contamination at the site,” officials said Thursday.
Drinking water sources, both public and private, have been directly impacted by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in air emissions and wastewater discharges from Chemours. Chemours must meet all of its obligations to clean up the PFAS contamination impacting thousands of residents in at least eight counties and provide them with alternate water, officials said.
“DEQ will continue to hold Chemours accountable for the cleanup and for preventing future impacts to North Carolinians. DEQ will continue to use all available authority, including the Consent Order, ongoing actions by the EPA, and advances in the science and understanding of PFAS to do so,” they said.
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