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BIZTALK: The Latest On GenX Pollution

By Cece Nunn, posted Jun 17, 2020
GenX, a manufactured chemical discharged as part of The Chemours Co. operations in Fayetteville, hit the news three years ago.

Since then, residents and community leaders have demanded that action be taken to address GenX and its impact on the region's drinking water.

On Wednesday's BizTalk, two local officials discussed the issue and some of the latest developments: Vaughn Hagerty, public information officer at Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, who broke the news about GenX as a freelance journalist in June 2017, and Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette of Cape Fear River Watch, who has been leading a charge to address pollution such as GenX in the Cape Fear River.

Hagerty and Burdette explained why GenX and other PFAS in the river's water, and subsequently the water we drink, are a concern and what is being done on the local, state and federal levels. 

Additionally, they shared information on some resources that shed light on the topic, including articles by investigative reporter Sharon Lerner for The Intercept. They also mentioned the documentary The Devil We Know and the film Dark Waters.

Watch the full interview below.

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