Government Watchdogs



2006

DuPont reports GenX, PFAS chemicals in water

DuPont Fayetteville Works' 2006 annual report to government officials, showing their 2005 data, specified repeatedly that chemicals in the "acid fluoride family" were being transferred to water (via the scrubbers) at their Fluorochemicals Plant, resulting in PFAS pollutants (PFAAs, fluorocarbons, GenX and PFAS chemicals) in the wastewater discharged to the Cape Fear River. The Cape Fear River is a source of drinking water for Wilmington and many other downstream communities. DuPont's report was submitted to North Carolina government officials during the first half of 2005.

Several pages from DuPont's report have been highlighted below. They show acid fluoride chemicals transferred to the wastewater via DuPont's scrubbers, resulting in GenX and PFAS chemical pollutants being discharged from their Fluorochemicals Plant near Fayetteville, NC. (Highlights and comments in color, shown below, made by T. McKinney on November 1, 2019.)

DuPont report submitted to government officials in 2006 (showing 2005 data): Part 1 (pdf); and Part 2 (pdf).




Shown below is page 30 of Part 2 pdf file:


DEQ Air


Shown below is page 33 of Part 2 of the report (pdf file):

(The report was submitted to government officials in 2005.)

DEQ Air DuPont Report - Dimer Acid


Shown below is page 52 of Part 2 pdf file:


DEQ Air


Shown below is page 82 of Part 2 pdf file:


DEQ Air


How to conceal a large Fluorochemicals Plant

Government Coverup - Where was the U.S. EPA?



New Information from 2004 Inspection

... Mr. Johnson indicated that they have detected perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as C8, in one of their groundwater monitoring wells. This is quite surprising since the APFO plant only began operation in December 2002...

...He indicated that it might have been formed from a chemical reaction associated with a process stream not involving the APFO process...

... The acid fluorides are highly soluble in water, not readily emitted to the air during the wastewater process, and readily converted to fluorcarbons. The fluorocarbons are persistent chemicals that are not degraded by the microorganisms and remain unchanged as they are discharged to the river...





Inspection on September 24, 2004

Inspection 2004 Inspection 2004