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DAQ Settlement Requires Chemours to Further Limit GenX Emissions and Conduct Additional Testing


April 5, 2022

As part of a settlement signed today with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ), Chemours has agreed to further limit GenX emissions, conduct additional testing and pay the penalty assessed last year by DAQ.

The agreement will require Chemours to reduce GenX emissions from the Carbon Adsorber Unit in the Vinyl Ethers North manufacturing area to no more than an average of 1.0 pound per month between May and September 2022. Fugitive emissions from the Vinyl Ethers North area are primarily controlled by the Carbon Adsorber Unit which is a separate system from the onsite Thermal Oxidizer.  Chemours’ facility-wide emissions are limited to 23.027 pounds per year under the current air permit.

The complete press release can be accessed here.

Cohen Milstein is Interim Co-Lead Counsel in this consolidated environmental toxic tort class action against E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company, and its former wholly-owned subsidiary, The Chemours Company.

Cohen Milstein’s team is led by Theodore J. Leopold, and includes S. Douglas Bunch, and Alison Deich.