Archive News From GenX Discovery

New Hanover County became aware of the presence of a compound known as GenX in the Cape Fear River in June 2017. The Chemours facility in Fayetteville was identified as the company that produces the GenX chemical for industrial processes. Since that time, New Hanover County has worked with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA), and others to understand the issue and advocate for clean and safe drinking water for residents.