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N.C. Governor Calls for Swift EPA Action on Chemours’ Chemical

July 17, 2017, 9:42 PM

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) is calling on EPA to move quickly on limiting discharges of GenX, a chemical manufactured by The Chemours Co.

In a July 17 letter to Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the governor said the agency should immediately restrict all releases of GenX and speed efforts to set a water discharge limit for the compound.

“North Carolina residents need immediate help and long-term certainty about the safety of the water they drink,” Cooper said in requesting “urgent action.”

State and federal regulators currently are evaluating water samples taken after ...