GenX in groundwater News

North Carolina’s Environmental Chief Says Chemical Maker Must Change its Ways

The largest penalty a polluter has paid North Carolina should change the way one of the country’s biggest chemical companies makes compounds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said appear dangerous even in small amounts, the state’s top environmental official …

Proposed North Carolina Order Requires Chemours to Reduce GenX Emissions, Pay $12M Fine

State environmental officials have proposed a consent order calling on a North Carolina chemical plant to reduce emissions of a compound and pay a $12 million civil penalty. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality said in a news release Nov. …

EPA Warns on Chemical Found in Nonstick Coatings

Long-term exposure to a chemical compound currently used for making nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous, even in minute amounts, according to draft findings released by the Environmental Protection Agency. It was the first time EPA weighed in on newer, …

GenX Undetected in Bloodstreams of North Carolina Chemical Plant Neighbors

Dozens of neighbors of a North Carolina chemical plant had industrial compounds in their bloodstreams, but tests by state and federal health officials outlined Tuesday didn’t find the much-debated and little-studied one they were looking for. None of the 30 …

Neighbors of North Carolina Chemical Plant to be Tested for GenX Compounds

North Carolina and federal health officials want to test whether neighbors of a chemical company are carrying little-understood industrial compounds in their bodies. North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday it is working with the U.S. Centers …

North Carolina Regulators Say Chemours Lied About Chemical Discharge ‘For Years’

North Carolina should tackle an emerging problem of water and air pollution from little-studied industrial chemicals by beefing up the state’s health and environmental agencies, Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday. Cooper proposed spending $14.5 million to help improve the ability …

Federal Judge to Streamline Lawsuits Over GenX Chemical in North Carolina River

A federal judge wants to streamline lawsuits blaming two companies for releasing a little-understood compound from a North Carolina chemical plant into waters used by hundreds of thousands of people. U.S. District Judge James Dever III has ordered five complaints …

GenX Chemical Found Across River from Chemours Plant in North Carolina

North Carolina officials say elevated levels of an industrial chemical were found on the opposite side of the Cape Fear River from the chemical plant. The Fayetteville Observer reports that the state Department of Environmental Quality found the chemical GenX …

Traces of GenX Compound Found in North Carolina Food Product

The unregulated compound found in more than 80 drinking water wells near a chemical company’s manufacturing facility in North Carolina has been found in a food product for the first time. Tests found honey collected by a farmer about 2 …

North Carolina Detects GenX in 34 Additional Wells

North Carolina officials say tests have detected elevated levels of an unregulated compound at 34 additional wells near a chemical company’s manufacturing facility. The Fayetteville Observer reports the results announced Monday bring the total number of wells contaminated by the …