RALEIGH, N.C. -- Yesterday, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced that the proposed Corrective Action Plan for PFAS contamination that was submitted by Chemours is inadequate and needs extensive revision. The plan submitted by chemours fails to meet the state’s standards and the terms of the Consent Order.
Drew Ball, Director at Environment North Carolina, issued the following statement in response:
“For far too long, Chemours has degraded the air and water that citizens in Southeastern North Carolina rely upon. The careless and dangerous practices of Chemours and Dupont have put the health of tens of thousands of people of people at risk for decades.
Chemours’ proposed Corrective Action Plan is dangerously deficient. The southeastern part of our state has been hard hit by the emerging PFAS crisis and this irresponsible plan is unacceptable. Reports have shown that Brunswick County has one of the highest levels of PFAS in the nation.
In order to ensure justice for impacted communities and minimize the damages caused by Chemours and Dupont, these companies must be held responsible for their pollution. We applaud Governor Cooper and Secretary Regan for requiring extensive revisions of Chemour's recklessly inadequate Corrective Action Plan."