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Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Responds to Proposed Gen X Legislation

Environmental, Legislative

Posted on February 8th, 2018

Cape Fear River/Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter

Cape Fear River, by Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter

The NC Senate has released proposed legislation they say will provide more funding for response to the chemical Gen X, found in drinking water in Wilmington and elsewhere along the Cape Fear River last year.

Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr responded to this legislation, saying, “The Senate version of the GenX bill is a classic political magic trick. Yes, the bill includes 2.4 million dollars for the Department of Environmental Quality but the $2.4 million is not for fixing the GenX problem or any other water pollution, but is limited to conducting paperwork to appease senators who care more about audits than about clean water and healthy communities.”
Read an article about the legislation on WRAL here and the response to it here.

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