US state revoking Chemours’ permit to discharge processed wastewater

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced on 16 Nov that it was moving to “permanently revoke” the permit for The Chemours Co. to discharge its wastewater as the company had “repeatedly failed to follow the law”.

In a letter to the DuPont performance chemicals spin-off, secretary of the DEQ Michael Regan, said it was “unacceptable” that Chemours had failed to report a spill on 6 Oct, just a month after the company was warned against dumping chemicals in into the Cape Fear River.


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