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.
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.
The Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board currently includes 13 experts in toxicology, public health, ecology, engineering, and other related fields
Staff will give updates at the session in Rocky Point on Chemours’ sampling for contamination in Columbus, New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties.
Chemours is to build a test panel for the underground barrier wall designed to stop contaminated groundwater from getting into the Cape Fear River from Chemours Fayetteville Works facility
Though GenX was not found in the blood samples of 1,020 residents in Wilmington, Fayetteville and Pittsboro who participated in the 2020-2021 GenX exposure study, three PFAS unique to the Chemours Fayetteville Works facility were in the blood of nearly all.
The EPA released Tuesday guidance for states to monitor for and address PFAS discharges.
The state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board meeting is set for 10 a.m. Monday in Raleigh.
The agreement ends litigation without changing the discharge permit issued to Chemours for the treatment of contaminated groundwater to reduce per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances entering the Cape Fear River.
An administrative law judge has granted the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority’s motion to intervene in the company’s challenge of discharge requirements, as Cape Fear River Watch files to also intervene.
The presumptive contamination map features sites that are often sources of contamination, but where no testing has confirmed the presence of PFAS.
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 cannot agree to the terms of the permit “when we are uncertain if such commitments can be met or exceeded,” company officials say.
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.
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.