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    Legislative Action On GenX, PFAS Still On Hold

    Although GenX remains in the Cape Fear region’s drinking water supply, the legislature has taken a nearly yearlong pause in addressing the problem.

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    2018 Dominated by GenX, Florence, Election

    The past year brought Hurricane Florence, one of the state’s worst natural disasters, record turnout for the election, and continued efforts to manage GenX contamination.

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    DEQ Reviews GenX Timeline with CRC

    The state Department of Environmental Quality briefed the Coastal Resources Commission on the GenX investigation and the Chemours proposed consent order.

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    Riverkeeper, SELC Defend GenX Agreement

    The Cape Fear Riverkeeper and a Southern Environmental Law Center attorney explained Wednesday in Wilmington their reasons for joining a controversial consent order that would give a nonprofit enforcement power over Chemours.

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    New Data Could Lower GenX Health Goal

    A preliminary assessment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finds a GenX recommended reference dose that could be even lower than expected.

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    Blood Tests Show 4 PFAS, But No GenX

    The results of blood samples from a health study of Wilmington public water customers revealed four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, but no GenX was detected.

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    Science Board Gives Final OK to GenX Report

    The state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board last week approved a final report on GenX but recognized that concerns of affected residents merit further study and addressed methyl bromide log fumigation practices.

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    More Time Allowed for GenX Report Input

    The public now has until Oct. 12 to comment on a draft report that provides guidance on the starting point for setting water quality standards and calculating the health goal for GenX.

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    Deadline Here for GenX Emissions Cut

    Friday is the Department of Environmental Quality’s announced deadline for the Chemours Co. to cut its GenX emissions by 97 percent.

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    SELC Files New Lawsuit to Stop GenX

    Two environmental groups took legal action Wednesday to stop Chemours’ Fayetteville Works Facility from polluting air and water with toxic perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, including GenX.