Thursday, July 18, 2024

CFPUA urges changes to draft permit for Chemours

WILMINGTON — Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is asking the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to revise a proposed permit that would allow Chemours to treat up to 2.9 million gallons of contaminated water and discharge it into the Cape Fear River each day.

NCDEQ announced in March it would accept feedback on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System wastewater permit. In response, CFPUA asked for three changes: require Chemours to recycle and reuse all of the waste from the treatment; order Chemours to monitor and control 99% of all PFAS being discharged and direct the company to manage for 24-hour storm events with more than a half-inch of rain.

View CFPUA’s full comments here.

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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