November 3, 2022
The Air Quality Division of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has received a permit amendment request from Chemours for the Fayetteville Works facility. Application for “Vinyl Ether Expansion and Hydrolysis Line” is available here: https://deq.nc.gov/media/32001/open.
The Division will conduct a full review of the application. The Division plans to plan a full public engagement process, including a public comment period and public hearings, which will be announced at a later date.
DEQ remains focused on the immediate need to address Chemours’ PFAS contamination and its impacts on North Carolinians throughout the Cape Fear River Basin. DEQ will continue its ongoing efforts to reduce or eliminate environmental impacts from ongoing facility operations and residual contamination on site.
DEQ’s priority is to protect our communities and the sources of drinking water on which the people of North Carolina depend. Drinking water sources, both public and private, have been directly impacted by PFAS in air emissions and wastewater discharges from Chemours. Chemours must fulfill all of its obligations to clean up PFAS contamination affecting thousands of residents in at least eight counties and provide them with alternative water. DEQ will continue to hold Chemours accountable for cleaning up and preventing future impacts on the people of North Carolina. DEQ will continue to use all available authority, including the Consent Order, ongoing EPA actions, and advances in the science and understanding of PFAS to do so.
Comments on Chemours can be sent to DEQ at [email protected]