Environment & Energy Report

Chemours’ PFAS Cleanup Plan ‘Deficient,’ North Carolina Says

April 7, 2020, 7:42 PM

North Carolina is withholding approval of Chemours Co.'s proposal to clean up PFAS near its Fayetteville facility because the company’s plan is “deficient,” the state announced Tuesday.

The company’s proposal doesn’t adequately assess the human health effects of the chemicals, also known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality said in a news release. The state is requiring the company to make “extensive revisions” to the plan before getting the state’s approval.

In the Dec. 31 proposal, the company determined a PFAS chemical, known as HFPO-DA or GenX, associated with its operations in Fayetteville...

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