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DEQ Sues Chemours Over GenX Dumping

Cape Fear River at Raven Rock State Park NC
Keith Weston
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WUNC
North Carolina initiated a lawsuit against the Chemours Company for allegedly dumping the contaminant GenX into the Cape Fear River

On Tuesday the state of North Carolina initiated a lawsuit against the Chemours Company for allegedly dumping the contaminant GenX into the Cape Fear River. 

The state Department of Environmental Quality ordered Chemours to stop releasing all fluorinated compounds into the river or else the state will suspend the company’s permit to discharge wastewater. Host Frank Stasio talked with Vince Winkel, reporter for WHQR, about the latest on GenX and contaminants in the Cape Fear River.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.