The webinar is Nov. 9 and the three in-person meetings are set for Nov. 2 in Hope Mills, Nov. 10 in Fayetteville, and Dec. 7 in Wilmington.
Chemours appeals state-issued discharge permit
Chemours cannot agree to the terms of the permit “when we are uncertain if such commitments can be met or exceeded,” company officials say.
Sweeney’s new filters remove PFAS from water: Authority
After the new granular activated carbon filters went online Tuesday, testing detected no PFAS, including GenX, in drinking water treated at the Sweeney plant and distributed to customers, authority officials say.
Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board to discuss PFAS
Dr. Jane Hoppin is set to speak to the state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board Monday about a recent GenX study.
‘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.
PFAS detected in stain-resistant school uniforms: Study
A new study finds that children’s school uniforms marketed as waterproof or stain-resistant contain high levels of PFAS.
AG, clean water advocates to speak during PFAS webinar
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.
Utility’s new filters for removing PFAS to go online this year
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 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.
Riverkeepers join in national PFAS monitoring project
Sound Rivers has joined with other waterkeeper organizations across the country to test for PFAS in watersheds.
Groups sue EPA for not requiring Chemours pay for studies
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.
Appeals court holds that utility may not join Chemours case
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.
DEQ, NC Collaboratory create PFAS fellowship program
The fellowship is for researchers and DEQ staff to identify and address gaps in information about PFAS and identify research needs.
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.
CFPUA invites comment on source water protection plan
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.
Officials outline steps to address PFAS contamination
Filtration at the public water treatment level, stopping contamination at the source and setting health standards are steps toward protecting the public from PFAS.