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.
House Bill 1095 would set human health standards for chemical substances in the drinking water supply and force the polluter to reimburse public water systems for their removal costs.
North Carolina Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board members are to hear updates on PFAS assessments during the June 6 meeting in Raleigh.
Public hearings are scheduled on a draft discharge permit for Chemours’ proposed groundwater treatment system at its Fayetteville Works facility.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new testing method, permitting direction and protections for aquatic life are a step, but not a solution, advocates say.
The draft permit is part of a plan to prevent contaminated groundwater, surface water and stormwater from Chemours’ Fayetteville Works site from reaching the Cape Fear River.
A statewide investigation of foam containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in areas including Brunswick County beaches has yet to identify the potential sources.
The state Department of Environmental Quality has directed Chemours to expand its interim sampling and drinking water plan for the Lower Cape Fear River region.
New Hanover County commissioners have shared their frustration with NCDEQ on Chemours’ well water sampling plan.