The proposed deepening and widening of the Wilmington Harbor to accommodate larger ships is the latest in what Cape Fear River advocates say is a long list of threats.
Science Advisory Board to discuss PFAS rulemaking
The Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board is to meet virtually at 10 a.m. Wednesday to consider rulemaking recommendations for PFAS.
Chemours misses deadline to complete groundwater barrier
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.
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.
PFAS remediation company to open location in NC
An Australia-based PFAS remediation company plans to open a location in North Carolina, the governor’s office announced.
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.
PFAS may not offer fabric stain protection as hyped: Study
Unless the conditions are near perfect, PFAS coatings on commercial indoor furniture appear no more effective at repelling stains than untreated fabric, new research finds.
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.
Secretaries’ Science Board to discuss PFAS and aquatic life
During the meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board will review the EPA’s draft document on the effects of PFOA and PFOS on aquatic life and hear a presentation on PFAS specific to North Carolina.
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.
PFAS mitigation, DEQ staffing funded in Cooper’s budget
The proposed budget includes funding to address PFAS in drinking water sources and to support a team within DEQ to address PFAS statewide.
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.
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.
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.