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Posted on: January 16, 2019

CFPUA, scientists study options to remove PFAS from groundwater

Sampling water drawn from the ASR.

Funds for the project, which targets water from CFPUA’s Westbrook Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Well, were allocated last year by the N.C. General Assembly.

The results will guide decisions on potential technology to ensure safe drinking water for CFP...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

CFPUA Offers Assistance to Federal Employees During Shutdown

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Federal employees affected by the federal government shutdown may obtain courtesy adjustments for late fees or request other financial arrangements regarding their CFPUA bills by contacting customer service.

“We recognize the situation that local...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Congratulations, Chemours; now please own up to your responsibilities

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Chemours is “flourishing.” That’s the assessment of the company’s hometown newspaper, the News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware, which interviewed CEO Mark Vergnano.

Chemours has millions of dollars invested in North Carolina and employs hundreds of...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

CFPUA Names Vaughn Hagerty as Public Information Officer

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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is happy to announce that Vaughn Hagerty will be our new Public Information Officer, effective January 9, 2019.

A Wilmington resident since 2005, Vaughn has more than 25 years of news-media experience in a variety of role...

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Posted on: December 27, 2018

NCDEQ Extends Comment Period for Proposed Consent Order

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CFPUA was pleased to see NCDEQ’s announcement, sent last Friday, that they are extending the comment period for their proposed consent order with Chemours. Also included in the announcement was a fact sheet addressing some of the concerns CFPUA has raised...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

CFPUA Files Motion to Intervene

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This afternoon, CFPUA filed a Motion to Intervene in the State of North Carolina’s lawsuit against Chemours. Last month, the State’s Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) announced it intends to settle this lawsuit with a proposed Consent Order that...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

CFPUA Comments on Chemours Consent Order

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CFPUA Comments on Chemours Consent Order

The proposed consent order between NCDEQ and Chemours is open for public comment. While CFPUA has previously expressed concerns about certain terms in the document, today we submitted our written comments to the sta...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

CFPUA Comments on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Lock and Dam Disposition Study

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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) has commented on the USACE disposition study regarding Lock and Dam Number 1 on the Cape Fear River. The surface water intake for utilities serving New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties is located above Lock...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

CFPUA Submits Formal Comment on EPA Draft Toxicity Assessment for GenX, PFBS

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Over the past several years, more than ten PFAS chemicals have regularly been detected in CFPUA’s raw and finished water. While PFAS contamination in drinking water is a national problem, the EPA has now released a draft toxicity assessment for t...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

CFPUA Learns of Chemours Report on PFAS Levels in River

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Yesterday afternoon, while reviewing the draft consent order released last week, CFPUA became aware of a September 2018 report, prepared for Chemours, that quantifies levels of PFAS in the Cape Fear River upstream and downstream of the Fayetteville Works ...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

CFPUA Statement on Proposed Consent Order

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CFPUA serves over 200,000 people in New Hanover County. Homes and businesses in our service area are affected by the damages caused by PFAS contamination downstream of Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility. CFPUA staff has reviewed the proposed consent or...

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Posted on: November 23, 2018

CFPUA Reviewing Draft Consent Order Released by NCDEQ

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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority was not part of any negotiation or discussion related to the draft consent order that NCDEQ released Wednesday.  As such, we are reviewing the document and will submit both technical and legal comments to NCDEQ ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Most Recent GenX Results at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant

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CFPUA has received new GenX results for the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant from October 31, 2018. Levels of GenX in finished water continue to remain below the health goal of 140 parts per trillion established by the North Carolina Department of Health and...

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