1) Urge state government officials to provide immediate relief, assistance, and transparency to the communities and individuals down the Cape Fear River with drinking water contaminated by GenX chemicals from the Nafion Vinyl Ethers plant southeast of Fayetteville.
2) Urge Governor Cooper [(919) 814-2000] to form an independent panel of experts to conduct a transparent review of the NC Title V inspection and permit program and the NC DEQ's handling of DuPont (Chemours) Fayetteville Works. An independent and transparent investigation will help identify how and why the DEQ Title V inspection and permit program failed and suggest reforms needed to prevent this from ever happening again.
Emily Donovan with Clean Cape Fear, Alliance of groups and citizens in impacted communities;
Beth Kline-Markesino with NC Stop GenX in our Water, Alliance of groups and citizens in impacted communities;
Dana Sargent with Cape Fear River Watch, Alliance of groups and citizens in impacted communities;
Hope Taylor with Clean Water for North Carolina, Alliance of groups and citizens in impacted communities;
Mike Watters with Grays Creek Residents United Against PFAS, Alliance of groups and citizens in impacted communities;
Prof. Larry Cahoon at UNC Wilmington, University researchers;
Prof. Jamie DeWitt at ECU, University researchers;
Prof. Lee Ferguson at Duke, University researchers; and
Prof. Detlef Knappe at NC State University, University researchers.
Jan. 27, 2021: Gareth McGrath reports on efforts to push EPA to act on PFAS pollution, Fayetteville Observer (USA Today Network).
August 12, 2020: Greg Barnes reports on AG's PFAS investigation, NC Health News website.
Dec. 27, 2019: Emily Williams reports Chemours' thermal oxidizer now operating, from BladenJournal.com.
July 2, 2019: Alexander H. Tulle reports Chemours sues Dupont over environmental liabilities, from Chemical & Engineering News.
June 3, 2019: Lisa Sorg reports on perfluoronated compounds found on produce,from NC Policy Watch website.
May 31, 2019: Lisa Sorg reports on contaminated drinking water and state funding in NC, from NC Policy Watch website.