Yesterday, CFPUA learned that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) is moving to revoke Chemours’ wastewater permit and suspending its permit to discharge process wastewater from manufacturing areas. The revocation of Chemours’ permit to discharge process wastewater from its manufacturing areas will take effect after the required 60-day notice to Chemours. The public is able to comment and participate in the permitting process.
CFPUA is pleased to see NCDEQ take decisive action to protect the source water of communities downstream from the Fayetteville Works site. We will maintain weekly sampling of treated water from the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant to ensure levels of GenX continue to decrease. We will continue to release the results of sampling to the public as we receive them.
In accordance with House Bill 56, CFPUA has compiled an interim report for members of the North Carolina State Senate. The report summarizes our coordination actions on GenX with Brunswick and Pender counties to date.
The report, addressed to Senator Trudy Wade, includes reports from Black & Veatch and UNCW and a cover letter summarizing actions funded by HB 56.
View the report in full
We have received the results for October 31 from our on-going GenX testing at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. Levels of GenX continue to remain below the DHHS health goal of 140 ppt.