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North Carolina’s environment: The year that was and the year to come

by NC Newsline | December 27, 2023
EPA recently ordered Inhance Technologies, based in Houston, to stop producing PFAS in the manufacture of plastic bottles made with HDPE. These bottles, labeled with the number 2, often contain milk, shampoo, soap, detergent and motor oil.  The EPA said that three of the compounds ...

EPA withdraws consent for Chemours to export GenX from Netherlands to Fayetteville

by NC Newsline | November 29, 2023
Timothy Whitehouse, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, issued a statement: “We welcome EPA’s reversal of its decision to allow the importation of toxic PFAS waste into the United States for reclamation and disposal. This whole fiasco must serve as ...

EPA reexamining importation of harmful chemical wastewater to North Carolina

by NC Newsline | November 7, 2023
Tim Whitehouse, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, expressed similar concerns: “We welcome EPA’s decision to pause the import of PFAS waste for reclamation and disposal from the Netherlands.However, a long-term solution to the problem of PFAS ...

EPA explains why it authorized imports of GenX from Netherlands to NC

by NC Newsline | October 27, 2023
This summer, Chemours provided confidential business information that addressed the previous information gaps. “Absent other disqualifying circumstances, it left EPA with no course of action other than to provide the conditional consent,” the agency spokesman said. Tim Whitehouse is ...
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