An Environmental Protection Agency rule would set limits on six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in public water systems with providers responsible for monitoring and notifying the public when levels exceed standards.
PFAS testing: 1,000 homes qualify for filtration or tap, so far
As PFAS sampling continues on private drinking wells, nearly 1,000 households downstream of Chemours’ Fayetteville Works plant have levels that qualify for in-home filtration systems or a public water utility connection.
EPA Secretary Regan touts PFAS funding during NC stop
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan announced Monday in Maysville that $62 million in federal infrastructure money will be available to address drinking water contamination in North Carolina.
GenX study finds Chemours-specific chemicals in residents
Though GenX was not found in the blood samples of 1,020 residents in Wilmington, Fayetteville and Pittsboro who participated in the 2020-2021 GenX exposure study, three PFAS unique to the Chemours Fayetteville Works facility were in the blood of nearly all.
State delays decision on Enviva Ahoskie air quality permit
Division of Air Quality officials are considering public input and feedback from the Secretaries’ Environmental Justice and Equity Board before taking final action on the draft permit.
‘Absolute gall’: Chemours’ expansion plan angers residents
As plant officials offered assurances Wednesday that the move would not increase emissions, people who live in the lower Cape Fear region vented their anger during an open house in Leland.
COVID-19 virus detection in wastewater samples on the rise
The latest wastewater sampling data on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard show that detection of the virus has significantly increased over the past 15 days .
Chemours challenges EPA health advisory for GenX
Chemours has sued the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the EPA acted unlawfully in recently setting a health advisory for GenX.
Health advisories for GenX, PFAS announced at conference
Radhika Fox, the Environmental Protection Agency’s assistant administrator for water, announced new and updated federal health advisories for GenX and related substances Wednesday during a meeting on emerging compounds held in Wilmington.
EPA proposes 3 new actions to protect public from PFAS
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new testing method, permitting direction and protections for aquatic life are a step, but not a solution, advocates say.
Fish study’s findings trigger consumption advisory update
A recent study that showed fish favored by subsistence fishers along the Brunswick and Cape Fear rivers were found to have elevated levels of arsenic, hexavalent chromium and mercury has prompted a state health advisory.
EPA to list PFAS as hazardous as part of new approach
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan announced Monday a three-year approach to addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances pollution.
New variants now better detected in wastewater sampling
Researchers with a newly expanded program that analyzes samples from municipal sewage treatment facilities in North Carolina are working with a company to quickly develop tests for the latest COVID-19 variants as they emerge around the world.
PFAS Prevalence, Effects Clearer: Report
Researchers say concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water from the lower Cape Fear region “considerably higher” than levels nationwide.
Eat More Seafood: Latest Federal Guidelines
Americans should consume more seafood, less beef and pork, according to the latest federal dietary guide, and the change could also be good for coastal communities.
EPA Denies Petition to Address PFAS
The Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition from six eastern N.C. community groups to require Chemours Co. to test 54 PFAS produced at its Fayetteville Works facility.