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Chemours Press Release on GenX in Water


 
Chemours has issued a press release announcing that the company will take measures to eliminate byproduct GenX wastewater emissions from its Fayetteville site. The release can be viewed online at https://investors.chemours.com/investor-relations/investor-news/press-release-details/2017/Chemours-Announces-Voluntary-Actions-to-Respond--to-North-Carolina-Community-/default.aspx; the text is copied and pasted at the bottom of this email.
 

 




County Has GenX Information Site


Update on GenX and Brunswick County
           
Bolivia, NC – As the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) prepares to start water sampling at twelve locations along the Cape Fear River this week, Brunswick County Public Health officials continue to discuss the potential health effects of GenX with state health officials.
 
Up to this point, the health screening level (the level below which health effects are...





Parks Meeting Moved Up A Week - Budget Hearing 6-28


The Parks & Recreation Board meeting has been moved up a week, to Wednesday, June 21 at 6 p.m.

The move was made to accomodate the Town Budget and Economic Development Budget Hearings set for Wednesday, June  28, 2017 at 6 p.m.





Revised Budget Presented to Council


The revised Fiscal Year 2017-18 Town of Leland Budget which was presented to the Town Council on Thursday, June 15, 2017 and will be discussed at a public hearing on Wednesday, June 28th at Town Hall at 6 p.m. Public are welcome to attend.

Here is a link to the revised budget: 2017-2018 BUDGET

 
 




Q&A on What is GENX


Q. What is GENX?

According to DuPont Chemours, GENX is a technology developed to make high-performance polymers used in cabling, cookware non-stick coatings, laptops, cell phones, and a host of similar applications. The processing aid associated with the process is commonly referred to as GENX. GENX replaces the use of PFOA (perflurooctanaic acid).

For complete document from Brunswick County, which includes a link from Rep. David Rouzer: CLICK HERE.

 




Council Proposes Less Tax Increase


LELAND – At their regularly scheduled agenda meeting on Monday, June 12, 2017, the Leland Town Council came to the consensus to lower the overall 2017/18 fiscal year general fund draft budget by approximately $600,000, resulting in a reduction in the proposed ad valorem tax rate increase from nearly 42 percent to 14.6 percent.
The new proposed tax rate would be 21 cents per $100 valuation, which is 5 cents lower than that previously discussed. A tax rate of 21 cents equals a 2.67 ce...