The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reversed its approval for Chemours to import GenX into North Carolina.
Native Americans in North Carolina face a disproportionately higher risk for preterm birth because of exposure to mixtures of toxic metals in their private drinking water wells, according to a recent study.
North Carolina environmental regulators are expediting a plan to meet proposed federal limits on PFAS in drinking water and reduce related costs to consumers by addressing upstream discharges.
The Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf Cape Fear River Watch, MountainTrue, and Yadkin Riverkeeper has petitioned the N.C. Environmental Management Commission to rule that the state must force industries to install technologies that stop pollution at the source.
After missing two deadlines, Chemours’ plant manager notified state officials June 11 that construction of the mile-long underground barrier was complete.
Critics warn that House Bill 600 threatens to chip away at some protections provided by the Clean Water Act.
After failing to finish the work by March 15 as initially required, Chemours Co. was given until May 31 to complete a mile-long underground barrier, but the DuPont spinoff company has again failed to meet the deadline.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed limits for half-dozen chemical compounds, including GenX, in drinking water.
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.
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.