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“SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — The state environmental agency that’s been working with Chemours’ Fayetteville Works Facility to mitigate PFAS pollution announced a milestone in its progress Thursday. It increased restrictions on the company for releasing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances by almost 1 percent more than originally outlined in a consent order that went into effect three years ago.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality proposes reducing 99.9% of PFAS — up from 99% — in a discharge permit issued for a treatment system. It will remove contamination from groundwater at Chemours’ site.

‘The massive remediation project is the largest of its kind to address PFAS,’ according to NCDEQ’s Thursday release.

After gathering public input and research, NCDEQ decided upon a granular activated carbon filtration treatment system, which is only one part of a larger barrier wall remediation project Chemours is mandated to build.

The draft permit was released for public comment mid-March. It initially allowed Chemours to discharge up to 1,300 ppt of PFAS and drew concern from local officials during NCDEQ’s March visit to Wilmington.” …