New Hanover County Update on GenX, June 12 at 10 a.m.

Posted June 12, 2017 at 10:27 am     Category: News Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County has the responsibility to keep its citizens safe, healthy and secure. As such, the role of the county in the GenX issue is one of convening the experts, insisting that the public be made aware of any potential hazards to their health, and that appropriate enforcement be done to ensure public health.

The county will share information updates with the public and media as they become available. Below are the most recent updates:

  • New Hanover County officials have spoken to NCDEQ Secretary Regan. He stated that his office is committed to work with our community to get answers. NCDEQ has already had discussions with the Chemours Company to assess the situation, and NCDEQ is keeping the Governor apprised of the situation.
  • New Hanover County is awaiting a response from the Chemours Company to finalize the date and time for the meeting they agreed to last week.
  • New Hanover County has requested CFPUA, the City of Wilmington, Brunswick County, and the NCDEQ attend the above-mentioned meeting when it is scheduled. All parties have agreed, and attendance at this meeting will be limited to those invited. The county and its partners will make public statements following the meeting.
  • New Hanover County has spoken with Congressman David Rouzer, and his office has requested relevant documents from the EPA.
  • New Hanover County has been in contact with U.S. Senators Burr and Tillis, and our region’s state representatives; Senator Bill Rabon, Senator Michael Lee, Representative Ted Davis, Representative Holly Grange and Representative Deb Butler.

New Hanover County is committed to helping the public understand the situation, and will continue to insist that Chemours and the regulators respond fully to this issue.

More information about the county’s response to the GenX issue can be viewed here.

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Release Contact:
Jessica Loeper
Communications & Outreach Coordinator
910-798-7461

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