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DuPont reports PFAS, GenX chemicals in water

DuPont Fayetteville Works' 2009 annual report to government officials, showing their 2008 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 2009.

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 December 1, 2019.)

It is important to note that the Fluorochemicals Plant (also called "Nafion Vinyl Ethers") is physically separate from both the GenX Plant and the earlier C8 Plant, located nearly one-half mile away by vehicle. View DuPont's report submitted to government officials in 2009 (showing 2008 data): Part 1 (pdf); and Part 2 (pdf).

Shown below is page 40 of Part 1 pdf file:


Shown below is page 43 of Part 1 pdf file:


Shown below is page 53 of Part 1 pdf file:


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