A preliminary assessment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finds a GenX recommended reference dose that could be even lower than expected.
The EPA has selected Brunswick County to apply for a loan program to help pay for $99 million in planned water plant improvements to address GenX and other contaminants.
Friday is the Department of Environmental Quality’s announced deadline for the Chemours Co. to cut its GenX emissions by 97 percent.
Brian Long, Chemours’ plant manager at the Fayetteville Works site, says improvements are on track to reduce emissions, but many remain suspicious of the company behind the GenX contamination.
In the second and final part of our series on the anniversary of the first GenX news report, we examine what has changed in terms of the public’s awareness, behavior and how they may vote.
It’s been a year since news was first reported of GenX and other contaminants in the Cape Fear region’s drinking water, but despite all the attention, little progress has been made to protect public health.
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority directors are set to review the results of a study of options for filtering GenX and other contaminants found in the Wilmington area’s drinking water.
Researchers hope to say this summer whether GenX and other compounds found in New Hanover County residents’ tap water are also in their bodies and what that means for their health.
The tap water in Mary Alice and Skip Hinshaw’s home recently tested well above most of the nearly 200 homes in New Hanover County sampled for GenX in the first part of an ongoing human exposure study.