What if DuPont had gone green in North Carolina?

DuPont never ramped up a greener production technique that the company licensed from UNC that might have reduced demand for chemicals like GenX years ago.

By Catherine Clabby

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Keeping local water supplies safe.

By Catherine Clabby

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Ramping up food allergy prevention.

Farmers and food processors receive a briefing on FDA requirements that food be kept clear of undeclared allergens.

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A push for EPA to revise coal ash rules.

A push is underway to convince the U.S. EPA to revise relatively new rules regulating coal ash waste disposal and storage, changes that could affect Duke Energy’s cleanup of coal ash in North Carolina.

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Cooper takes aim at Chemours, GenX, other chemicals.

Gov. Roy Cooper has vowed to stop the Chemours Company from releasing the unregulated chemical, GenX, into the Cape Fear River. And his administration will review whether previous releases merit a criminal investigation.

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Making North Carolina well water safer.

Since so many North Carolina residents draw drinking water from unmonitored private wells, a push is on to improve testing and treatment.

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GenX pollution questions multiply.

Six weeks after his customers learned an industrial chemical called GenX had contaminated the Wilmington drinking water supply he manages, Jim Flechtner was still briefing his bosses on new questions related to the pollution.

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More scuffles over hexavalent chromium.

Let’s call it hexavalent chromium ping pong.

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