North Carolina News: State officials require Chemours to provide permanent drinking water and pay $12 million penalty
DEQ will seek public comments on proposed consent order
RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina State environmental officials announced the publication of a proposed consent (PDF) order between the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Cape Fear River Watch and Chemours. The proposed consent order is a comprehensive resolution regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination originating from Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility. It requires Chemours to dramatically reduce GenX air emissions, provide permanent replacement drinking water supplies and pay a civil penalty to DEQ.