“Chemours will not receive approval from this department until they address appropriate cleanup measures for the communities impacted by the contamination and meet the terms of the consent order,” the state Department of Environmental Quality said in a news release.
Due to inadequacies in the plan, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is requiring Chemours to make extensive revisions to its corrective action proposal, the state agency said in a news release.
Chemours submitted the plan, which is intended to alleviate the GenX “forever chemical” contamination of river water and groundwater south of Fayetteville, on Dec. 31.
Chemours has a chemical plant in Bladen County by the Cape Fear River near the Cumberland County line. In summer 2017, it was made public that perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, specifically a chemical called GenX, had gotten into the Cape Fear from the Chemours plant.
Later, the chemical was found in drinking water wells near the plant.
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