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Chemours Faces Tighter PFAS Discharge Limits at N.C. Plant

Sept. 16, 2022, 7:41 PM

The Chemours Co. must further limit discharges of three PFAS into the Cape Fear River under a permit a North Carolina agency approved.

Cape Fear River Watch and the Southern Environmental Law Center, which fought for the restrictions, described them as the “strongest limits on PFAS water pollution nationwide,” with a law center attorney encouraging other states to follow the state’s example.

Within six months, Chemours must discharge from its Fayetteville, N.C., factory site no more than 10 parts per trillion (ppt) of perfluoro-2-methoxyacetic acid (PFMOAA), perfluoro-2-methoxypropanoic acid (PMPA), and hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid (HFPO-DA), which commonly is called GenX ...