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The public deserves transparency.  Local businesses deserve a path forward that protects their livelihood.  Everyone deserves social justice from corporate polluters and the deficiencies in governmental regulations that adversely impact our right to clean water. We're partnering with key stakeholders in the community to channel public outrage into actionable, focused efforts that target immediate change in the quality of our drinking water. 

Kemp Burdette and our friends at Cape Fear River Watch are actively leading the charge to influence policy making at the local, state, and federal level to protect our main source of drinking water.  Become of member of CFRW and get involved in river advocacy. 

Request Public Hearing on Chemours' Permit

Chemours can discharge pollutants if approved via a permit reviewed by the N.C Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) through the National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES), which is a part of the Clean Water Act.  

Permits must be renewed every five years.

DEQ received Chemours renewal application May 3. 2016.

It sat in backlog at DEQ (NOTE: our state needs to fund DEQ more)

Chemours' permit then expired in October.

BUT, Chemours can legally keep discharging until their submitted NPDES application is either approved or denied.  


30-day Public Comment period for this permit has not yet been published by DEQ - KEEP AN EYE ON THIS SITE FOR POSTING BY DEQ.


It is up to the discretion of the DEQ Director as to whether a public hearing will be held

To request a hearing on a NPDES permit, write to:
Director of the Division of Water Resources
N.C. Division of Water Resources
1617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1617

Clean Cape Fear believes in government and regulatory transparency. We hosted our first Community Forum on GenX in partnership with Cape Fear River Watch on June 21, 2017. More than 400 people attended this event. Due to its tremendous success we created Water Wednesday. Attend one of these public forums to receive vital information regarding the public health and safety of our drinking water.


Write a Letter

We don't think it's okay to discharge toxic chemicals into our drinking water supply and not tell anyone you are doing it.  We also feel investors need to know how the irresponsible governance of DuPont/Chemours has personally impacted your health, your family, your personal finances, and/or your business.  It's time to tell your story.  Send a letter to the editor at one (or all) of these financial news outlets.  

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