July 28, 2017
The City of Wilmington and Cape Fear Public Utility Authority have partnered with several local churches to distribute free, GenX-free water from CFPUA's nano-filtration site in Ogden. 

Learn more about the program and which churches are participating 

July 24, 2017
Video statement from Dr. Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, Secretary, NC Department of Health and Human Services, courtesy New Hanover County



On June 20, 2017, Chemours announced that it will capture, remove and safely dispose of wastewater containing the byproduct GenX. State and federal regulators have confirmed that they will continue testing water and investigating this issue.

View the Chemours announcement (June 20, 2017)

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), in consultation with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, is leading a state investigation into the presence of GenX in the lower Cape Fear River.

View details of the NCDEQ investigation

City of Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, in conjunction with other area officials, has invited Chemours, the NCDEQ and the EPA to participate in a public forum.  

View a press release from City of Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo about a public meeting (June 21, 2017)


The City of Wilmington is working with Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) and New Hanover County to get more information and better understand the recent news of GenX in CFPUA’s drinking water.
New Hanover County has asked the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) to take the lead on researching this issue as quickly as possible in order to evaluate the nature, extent and potential impacts of GenX. Additionally, local officials have spoken with the Chemours Company and will be meeting with experts from the company during the week of June 11 to better understand the situation and any possible health risks. The NCDEQ has also been asked to attend.

The city is working with New Hanover County and CFPUA to keep the public up to date about what we know as we get more information.

Please visit other agency links to the right for additional information.

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