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North Carolina lawmakers working on PFAS bill to charge companies to cover cleanup

Jun 19, 2024


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Some state lawmakers are trying to pass a bill that would force manufacturers emitting PFAS to pay to clean up their contamination of public utilities.

People affected by PFAS in Cumberland County said they support the effort but some are still calling for even more to be done.

Mike Watters of Gray's Creek tells ABC11 he first found out his water supply had PFAS back in 2017. He now has a PFAS monitor the state's Department of Environmental Quality installed in his backyard.

"The bucket that's up here captures rainwater and the other one catches dry air. So the idea is they they see if there is dry air disposition of any PFAS," he said.

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