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EPA reexamining importation of harmful chemical wastewater to North Carolina
The federal EPA is reviewing its previous authorization of imports of GenX wastewater from the Netherlands to Chemours’ Fayetteville Works plant in North Carolina, according to an EPA official. That authorization was first reported by NC Newsline.
In response to recent concerns expressed by stakeholders including the state of North Carolina and Brunswick County, EPA reached out to Chemours requesting a pause on the import of non-hazardous waste from the Netherlands to its Fayetteville, North Carolina facility. Chemours has agreed to a temporary pause of imports and exports to North Carolina until December 1.
The company could not be immediately reached for comment.
EPA had authorized the importation of four million pounds of GenX from Chemours’ Dordrecht plant to the Fayetteville Works facility over the next year.