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After long silence, Chemours touts plan to cut GenX emissions

A Chemours employee uses a light table to inspect one of the fluoropolymer films produced by the Fayetteville Works plant in Bladen County June 6, 2018 (Tyler Dukes/WRAL). A Chemours employee uses a light table to inspect one of the fluoropolymer films produced by the Fayetteville Works plant in Bladen County June 6, 2018 (Tyler Dukes/WRAL).
FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WRAL) -

Officials with the chemical firm that for decades released unregulated contaminants into the air and water near its Bladen County plant say they are committed to being good neighbors and responding to the concerns of nearby residents.

But despite a planned $100 million upgrade to reduce almost all emissions of GenX and other fluorinated substances, Chemours officials maintain that these largely untested contaminants have not affected the safety of drinking water.

"We do recognize that we need to communicate more with our neighbors and with the folks in the community," plant manager Brian Long told WRAL News Wednesday.

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