On October 12, Bladen County Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser approved the Addendum to the Consent Order requiring Chemours to take significant additional actions to reduce PFAS entering the Cape Fear River. The judge entered the Addendum in its entirety, which will mean expanded relief for downstream communities as the major pathways for PFAS pollution entering the…

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Department of Environmental Quality

After reviewing public comments, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has filed the proposed Addendum to the Consent Order for entry by the Bladen County Superior Court. The motions hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, October 12 in Elizabethtown.  The Addendum requires significant additional actions by Chemours to reduce the PFAS entering the Cape Fear…

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management issued a notice of violation to Colonial Pipeline for impacts to groundwater quality due to a 273,000-gallon gasoline spill on August 14 in Huntersville. The pipeline has been repaired, and cleanup efforts are underway with oversight by DEQ. “We will continue to hold…

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Department of Environmental Quality

The public is invited to share feedback for the Environmental Justice and Inclusion Subcommittee of the Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health Equity Task Force during a public listening session on Tuesday, September 29 at 5 p.m.  Task Force Chair NC Department of Administration Secretary Machelle Sanders will be joined by members of the subcommittee to…

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Department of Environmental Quality

Yesterday, DEQ Secretary Michael S. Regan held a meeting with representatives of the Attorney General’s office and board members and staff of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) to discuss the progress made on the issue of PFAS/GenX and CFPUA’s remaining concerns about PFAS contamination from the Chemours Fayetteville Works facility. “We support CFPUA’s…

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RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is ordering significant additional actions by Chemours to prevent PFAS pollution from entering the Cape Fear River as the next phase of the ongoing cleanup of the contamination at the Fayetteville Works Site.  These actions address more than 90% of the PFAS entering the Cape Fear…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — On July 8 by the State Water Infrastructure Authority approved $194 million in loans and grants to help pay for 54 drinking water and wastewater projects. The authority is an independent body with primary responsibility for awarding federal and state funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Other responsibilities include developing a state…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Today, Governor Roy Cooper named the members of the Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health Equity Task Force. The Task Force, established by the Governor’s Executive Order 143, will address the social, environmental, economic, and health disparities in communities of color that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The first meeting…

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