Chemours quantifies toxic PFAS substitute sent to South Jersey plant

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JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT – The chemical company Chemours shipped thousands of pounds of a toxic PFAS substitute to its Chambers Works site in South Jersey between 2015 and 2018, and generated specific quantities of chemical waste at the plant over a longer period, according to a newly released document that raises fresh concerns over the possible contamination of local drinking water.

In a report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company quantified nine shipments of GenX, a replacement for the PFAS chemical PFOA, to the plant over the three-year period. It also provided exact quantities of GenX waste that were generated as part of waste streams containing other materials between 2009 and 2017 …

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