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Old 04-08-2018, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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I'm looking at Brunswick Forest but I am only 51. Is that too young?
We know a couple in their late 40's who recently closed on their new home in Brunswick Forest. Their two oldest children are out of college and the youngest will be going to UNCW in the fall. The move is planned for July so I have no info as to how they enjoy living there.
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:32 AM
 
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Serious questions about water quality with genx in cape fear river. Decided not to move to North Carolina at all because not only is water toxic wherever cape fear river feeds but also found in Cary and Jordan lake in Raleigh triangle area.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:55 AM
 
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Serious questions about water quality with Genx in cape fear river. Decided not to move to North Carolina at all because not only is water toxic wherever cape fear river feeds but also found in Cary and Jordan lake in Raleigh triangle area.
I think that is a bit overly dramatic, and shortsighted. The current levels of Genx in the water are very low, way below the EPA's recommended level. Some parts of Wilmington don't get water from the Cape Fear, and thus don't have Genx. Brunswick County is about install new a filtering/treatment process that will eliminate Genx. Use of inexpensive bottled water can virtually eliminate one's consumption of tap water.

In other words, no one knows how much of a problem it really is, it can be mitigated in the short term, and will be eliminated in the medium term.
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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I've done much research on genx and I say "not so much". DuPont powerful and money is more important than people. They have hand!!!!!
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:21 PM
 
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I've done much research on genx and I say "not so much". DuPont powerful and money is more important than people. They have hand!!!!!
Chemours is no longer part of Dupont. They have, albeit reluctantly, made changes to their process to lower Genx levels, and the state is pushing them to do more.
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:28 PM
 
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Excuse me I should have specified Chemours. However, gen x has been found even in the air. Chemours cannot be forced bc it is under regulated and is not committing any crime in its disposal of waste.
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:16 AM
 
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Excuse me I should have specified Chemours. However, gen x has been found even in the air. Chemours cannot be forced bc it is under regulated and is not committing any crime in its disposal of waste.
Its not about committing crimes, its about meeting the requirements of air and water discharge permits.
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Old 05-08-2018, 04:18 PM
 
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Excuse me I should have specified Chemours. However, gen x has been found even in the air. Chemours cannot be forced bc it is under regulated and is not committing any crime in its disposal of waste.
Under pressure from state regulators, Chemours said today they will spend $100 million to reduce air emissions of Genx by 99%.
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:40 AM
 
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From port city daily:

According to EPA regulations, Chemours is not allowed to dump GenX produced for Teflon into the water. But the EPA does not regulate GenX produced as unused waste in vinyl manufacturing. In last week’s meeting, Chemours representatives told local officials the company was not in violation of the law and would not stop dumping waste GenX into the Cape Fear River.
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:05 AM
 
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According to EPA regulations, Chemours is not allowed to dump GenX produced for Teflon into the water. But the EPA does not regulate GenX produced as unused waste in vinyl manufacturing. In last week’s meeting, Chemours representatives told local officials the company was not in violation of the law and would not stop dumping waste GenX into the Cape Fear River.
Link to actual article, please.

In other news, both Brunswick County and CFPUA are moving forward with treatment methods that will remove Genx from treated water:

Brunswick green lights $99 million reverse-osmosis system - News - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC

CFPUA's board agrees to negotiate design contract for GenX filtration system - Entertainment & Life - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC

Two competing bills have been filed in the state senate to increase state's regulatory authority to address Genx and any future situations:

2 bills filed: Dems, GOP lawmakers differ on approach to GenX - News - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC
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