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; and
Prof. Detlef Knappe at NC State University, University researchers.
Jan. 11, 2021: Jennifer Allen reports on EPA Denial of petition to address PFAS, Coastal Review Online.
Jan. 22, 2020: Allison Ballard reports Brunswick County PFAS Contamination, from StarNewsOnline.com.
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, PublicNewsService.org.
June 10, 2019: Vince Winkel reports on GenX two years later (Part 2), WHQR.org 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.
Clean Cape Fear, Alliance of groups and citizens;
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;
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.