Bloomberg Law
May 28, 2020, 3:25 PMUpdated: May 28, 2020, 6:30 PM

EPA Didn’t Track Chemours’ GenX Emissions: Watchdog (Corrected)

Sylvia Carignan
Sylvia Carignan

The EPA failed to oversee Chemours Co. efforts to control emissions of the PFAS chemicals called GenX, the agency’s inspector general said in a report released Thursday.

The so-called forever chemicals, also known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, have been found in North Carolina’s Cape Fear River near Chemours’s Fayetteville chemical plant and across the country. The company has told the state that the GenX chemicals associated with the Fayetteville plant don’t threaten health and don’t need to be cleaned up.

The EPA ordered the company in 2009 to determine how to capture 99% of its GenX manufacturing discharges and ...

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