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By Erin Smith

Officials with the Chemours company have turned down a request from officials with the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County to conduct a public meeting in Wilmington.

According to a report, representatives of the company were invited to give an update to the public regarding the company’s efforts to reduce GenX emissions into the air and Cape Fear River.

It has been more than one year since scientists started taking water samples in the Cape Fear River, and discovered the presence of GenX along with other PFAs in the water. More than 200 residential wells in the Grays Creek and Tobermory areas have been found to be contaminated with GenX. The company is providing bottled water to those residents. The company has requested customers who are having bottled water issues to contact Selene Locklear at the Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility at 910-678-1179.

The company remains the subject of a State investigation regarding the discharge of GenX into the Cape Fear River.