Dr. Jane Hoppin is set to speak to the state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board Monday about a recent GenX study.
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.
A new study finds that children’s school uniforms marketed as waterproof or stain-resistant contain high levels of PFAS.
Attorney General Josh Stein and clean water and community advocates are joining the Friday webinar organized by the North Carolina Public Interest Research Group Education Fund.
By early fall, customers in the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority’s Sweeney water system could begin receiving drinking water with nearly undetectable levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
Chemours has sued the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the EPA acted unlawfully in recently setting a health advisory for GenX.
Sound Rivers has joined with other waterkeeper organizations across the country to test for PFAS in watersheds.
The lawsuit pushes back on the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision denying a petition that would require the company to pay for human health research on 54 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
The N.C. Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s judgment that the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority’s third motion to intervene was untimely.
The fellowship is for researchers and DEQ staff to identify and address gaps in information about PFAS and identify research needs.
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.
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority officials have released a draft source water protection plan outlining strategies to protect the lower Cape Fear River from pollution.
Filtration at the public water treatment level, stopping contamination at the source and setting health standards are steps toward protecting the public from PFAS.
A recent analysis found that messaging about the health risks of PFAS for significantly exposed communities needs to be stronger and offer the public more guidance.
His curiosity-driven “Googling around” led to a research paper about contaminants detected in the Cape Fear River that, in turn, led to a news story that rattled the region and helped shape five years of environmental policy on PFAS.
Developments have been swift in the five years this week since the public first learned of an emerging contaminant in the drinking water source for thousands in the lower Cape Fear region, but work remains.