Government Watchdogs



2017

Chemours reports GenX, PFAS chemicals in water

Chemours' (formerly DuPont) 2017 annual report to government officials, showing their 2016 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. Chemours' report was submitted to North Carolina government officials on June 27, 2017.

Several pages from the company's annual report have been highlighted below. They show acid fluoride chemicals transferred to the wastewater via Chemours' 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 Chemours' report submitted to government officials on June 27, 2017 (showing 2016 data): Report (pdf file).




Shown below is page 82 of the report (pdf file):

(The report was submitted to government officials in 2017.)

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Shown below is page 123 of the report (pdf file):

(The report was submitted to government officials in 2017.)

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Shown below is page 126 of the repot (pdf file):

(The report was submitted to government officials in 2017.)

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