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State lawmaker says fighting PFAS in NC will require more than enforceable standards

Source:, September 10, 2020
By: Greg Barnes

Months after DuPont bought the rights to produce Perfluorooctanoic acid (known as PFOA or C8) from Minnesota’s 3M Corp. in 2002, DuPont discovered that the suspected carcinogen used to make Teflon had leaked into the groundwater under the company’s Fayetteville Works plant.

Except for some local newspaper articles and rumblings from environmental groups, the full extent – and the possible consequences – of the contamination flowing into the Cape Fear River was not publicly known until the Wilmington Star News published an exposé in June 2017.  Read more.

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