The Wilmington-based grassroots group filed Thursday a complaint with the United Nations Human Rights Commission in an effort to stop the upstream Chemours manufacturing company from expanding operations.
Documentary series examines drinking water pollution
“Our America: Trouble on Tap” looks at how environmental pollution, climate change and aging infrastructure are gradually eroding the ability for more and more communities across the United States to have access to free and potable drinking water.
Half of PFAS in drinking water not monitored by EPA: Study
Of the PFAS found in drinking water samples collected across 16 states, nearly half are not monitored by the EPA, according to a recent study.
Judge finds court lacks authority in groups’ PFAS lawsuit
Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Myers II on Friday released his decision to dismiss a lawsuit that would have forced Chemours to pay for health studies on dozens of chemical compounds manufactured at its Fayetteville plant.
CFPUA sues to stop Chemours, DuPont from restructuring
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority filed Friday a lawsuit to prevent the companies responsible for contaminating the Cape Fear River with “forever chemicals” from financial restructuring to avoid liability.
EPA rule would require water providers to monitor for PFAS
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.
EPA announces proposed federal PFAS contaminant levels
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed limits for half-dozen chemical compounds, including GenX, in drinking water.
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.
Groups may intervene in Chemours lawsuit against EPA
The judge ruled that the organizations and advocates showed “a sufficient interest in the litigation” brought on by the chemical company that sued the federal agency after it established a health advisory for GenX.
Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board to meet Feb. 8
The Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board currently includes 13 experts in toxicology, public health, ecology, engineering, and other related fields
DEQ to host meeting on private well sampling for PFAS
Staff will give updates at the session in Rocky Point on Chemours’ sampling for contamination in Columbus, New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties.
Chemours expects to begin work on barrier wall Monday
Chemours is to build a test panel for the underground barrier wall designed to stop contaminated groundwater from getting into the Cape Fear River from Chemours Fayetteville Works facility
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.
EPA issues guidance to reduce harmful PFAS pollution
The EPA released Tuesday guidance for states to monitor for and address PFAS discharges.
Science Board to give PFAS recommendations to DEQ
The state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board meeting is set for 10 a.m. Monday in Raleigh.
State, Chemours settle discharge permit challenge
The agreement ends litigation without changing the discharge permit issued to Chemours for the treatment of contaminated groundwater to reduce per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances entering the Cape Fear River.