Alert Watchdogs 2019!

Wilmington area & nearby counties

Our top concern in the Wilmington area for 2019 is drinking water quality and the Cape Fear River. We are an independent, bipartisan group of citizens dedicated to identifying and implementing the changes needed to make public agencies more transparent, collaborative, modern, and effective.

Our priorities: Children, Education, Environment, Senior Citizens

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Our Focus (2019)

Monitor Chemours' activities installing and operating new air pollution control equipment;

Encourage the North Carolina General Assembly to shift funds from the NC DEQ to UNC system researchers for technical assistance and support on complex facilities and issues, including all matters related to Chemours' emissions and pollution control equipment;

Encourage Gov. Cooper and the North Carolina General Assembly to initiate an independent, bipartisan review and written report on the DEQ "Lessons Learned" from Dupont Chemours and the Wilmington & Cape Fear River drinking water crisis; and

Encourage NC DEQ Secretary Regan to press the DEQ Division of Air Quality for greater transparency;

In addition, we are working to bring an end to the ongoing, 14-year state agency cover-up of the NC DEQ Division of Air Quality's role in misleading the public about the PFAS and GenX emissions from the large fluorochemicals plant on the Cape Fear River near Fayetteville.


News Stories

July 22, 2919: Matt Bennett reports on testimony to Congress regarding PFAS chemicals in drinking water, WWATTV3 website.

June 13, 2919: Nadia Ramlagan interviews Emily Donovan about chemicals in drinking water from the Cape Fear River,

June 10, 2019: Vince Winkel reports on GenX two years later (Part 2), website.

June 3, 2019: Lynn Bonner on Lake Sutton and coal ash, Charlotte Observer website.

May 31, 2019: Lisa Sorg reports on contaminated drinking water and state funding in NC, NC Policy Watch website.

May 10, 2019: Lisa Sorg reports on PFAS and GenX in groundwater wells in New Hanover County, NC Policy Watch website.

More News Stories

Chemours GenX and PFAS, DEQ cover-up

Key Entities

UNC Wilmington | NC State, University researchers;

ECU | UNC-C | Duke (1) | Duke (2) | UNC-CH | UNC-W, University Researchers;

UNC Collaboratory | PFAST Network, University researchers;

Clean Cape Fear, Alliance of groups and citizens;

Cape Fear River Watch, nonprofit organization working to protect and improve the water quality of the lower Cape Fear River Basin;

DEQ Drinking Water Watch, NC Department of Environmental Quality;

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, public utility and drinking water provider for the Wilmington area;

Brunswick County Government, county government and drinking water provider; and

Pender County Government, county government and drinking water provider.


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June 2019

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