News | February 20, 2020

Take action: Tell NC officials to demand Chemours clean up

North Carolina holds comment period on Chemours' proposal

Join communities across North Carolina in telling the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that Chemours must clean up its GenX pollution as it is required to do under state law and a consent order with the state and Cape Fear River Watch.

DEQ is holding a public comment period on the inadequate plan the company proposed that fails to manage its pollution as required by the consent order. 

In its plan, Chemours plans to leave highly contaminated groundwater onsite and do little to stop pollution from flowing offsite. Chemours has polluted 45,000 acres of groundwater with toxic chemicals and poisoned the public and water supplies for decades, yet now it proposes to avoid doing what’s needed to protect people and our communities. It is critical to submit comments now to tell DEQ that our families and communities in North Carolina deserve to have clean water protected from Chemours’ pollution.

Take action today by submitting a comment to DEQ.

Demand Chemours Clean Up Its Pollution

DEQ is taking public comments on this issue, so this is our chance to demand that Chemours clean up its pollution. Feel free to edit the comment points below.

COMMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY APRIL 6.
SUBMIT COMMENTS TO
: publiccomments@ncdenr.gov

  • Let DEQ know that Chemours must put the health of North Carolinians living near the facility, the Cape Fear River, and downstream communities ahead of its bottom line—which its proposed plan fails to do.
  • DEQ must ensure that Chemours—not families nearby and downstream communities already burdened by exposure and health risks—pays the costs to clean up its pollution.  
  • Let DEQ know that, with 45,000 acres of polluted, leaking groundwater, Chemours’ plan will not clean up the problem and will leave our communities, drinking water, and the Cape Fear River at risk.