SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - Chemours has installed carbon adsorption units at its Fayetteville Works in an effort to reduce the emission of GenX in the air, the company announced Tuesday.
The units were installed in two locations in the plant.
Officials said that the carbon adsorption bed technology will significantly reduce the air emission of GenX immediately.
"I am personally committed to ensuring our Fayetteville Works plant responds to the concerns of our neighbors," said Brian Long, Fayetteville Works plant manager. "I am confident our scientists and engineers have developed short and long-term solutions which will reduce our environmental footprint and make this plant a leader in the chemical industry."
According to NC Department of Environmental Quality analysis, 100,000 pounds of airborne GenX and PFAS are released into the atmosphere annually from the Fayetteville Works facility.