April 09, 2018

Motion comes days after the state issued Chemours a notice that it would soon revamp air permit

RALEIGH — Days after giving Chemours notice about its air permit, state attorneys are asking a Bladen County Superior Court judge for an injunction that, if approved, would limit GenX emissions at the company’s Fayetteville Works plant.

In a motion filed Monday, N.C. Attorney General’s office lawyers said continued emissions of GenX “may present an unreasonable risk of injury to human health and the environment.”

The motion asked the court for an injunction compelling Chemours to control all air emissions and other sources of GenX compounds so that they do not contaminate groundwater, while also providing a full account of unpermitted discharges at the facility about 100 miles up the Cape Fear River from Wilmington and ceasing any other violations of air and water quality laws.

The full article can be read at the Wilmington Star-News.