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5 years into GenX probe, new NC gov't action plan unveiled


North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and his environmental chief have unveiled a new strategy to address further efforts to reduce and remedy a broad category of “forever chemicals” like GenX in water sources. Cooper and Environmental Quality Secretary Elizabeth Biser visited Wilmington on Tuesday to chronicle state government’s efforts so far to address discharges like those from a Chemours Co. plant in Bladen County and what's ahead. GenX ended up in the Cape Fear River, the drinking water sources for several hundred thousand people in southeastern North Carolina. A state investigation of the pollution began five years ago this month.