June 11, 2018

The Chemours Company must reduce air emissions of GenX compounds by at least 97 percent by Aug. 31, according to a proposed court order filed Monday by the NC Department of Environmental Quality.

According to an NCDEQ news release, the order requires Chemours to implement numerous measures to eliminate or reduce air emissions and water impacts caused by GenX and related compounds.

"We are taking this comprehensive legal action to protect communities from further impacts due to GenX contamination,” DEQ Secretary Michael Regan said in the release. “We need to ensure that Chemours moves quickly to stop the release of these chemicals and address the impacts that have already occurred.”

After a 30-day public comment period, DEQ will determine if changes to the order are needed and if so, a revised order will be submitted. DEQ plans to ask the court at that time to issue the proposed order.

A copy of the proposed order can be accessed here.

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