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Public comment period extended on Chemours’ proposed Groundwater corrective action plan

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is extending the public comment period until March 6, on a proposed groundwater corrective action plan to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater and surface water at the Chemours Fayetteville Works Site.

Chemours submitted the plan on Dec. 31, 2019, as required under paragraph 16 of the Consent Order signed in February of 2019 as a result of the GenX investigation. The purpose of the plan is to address remediation of groundwater and surface water, including the installation of groundwater monitoring wells, and to reduce the loading of PFAS compounds to surface water by at least 75%. As noted in the consent order, the corrective action plan must adhere to DEQ’s groundwater rules. Staff in the department are currently reviewing the proposed plan.

The public comment period will be open until March 6, 2020. DEQ will consider all comments during review of the corrective action plan. Submit comments to: publiccomments@ncdenr.gov.

The corrective action plan, the consent order and related documents are available on the DEQ website.

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