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ICYMI - CBS 17: In bi-partisan move, Reps. Hudson, Ross plead with EPA to do more about Gen-X in NC

June 22, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) joined Rep. Deborah Ross (NC-02) in leading a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan last week urging the EPA to do more to test for PFAS chemicals, including GenX which has impacted the Cape Fear River region. The letter was signed by 5 Members of North Carolina's congressional delegation and can be found here.

Last week, Rep. Hudson also addressed the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change during a markup of the PFAS Action Act of 2021. During his remarks, Rep. Hudson stated, “Until I know the science behind GenX, until I know exactly what safe levels and unsafe levels of exposure are, and until we can adequately clean up the exposure we’ve had in North Carolina, I am not going to be satisfied.” 

Rep. Hudson also urged the subcommittee to bring EPA Administrator Regan in to testify on the PFAS Action Act, and asked his Democrat colleagues to work with Republicans on the Committee on a solution based on solid scientific data – not Congressional mandates. Watch his remarks here.

In case you missed it, read more about Rep. Hudson's efforts on PFAS:

CBS17: In bi-partisan move, Reps. Hudson, Ross plead with EPA to do more about Gen-X in NC

WASHINGTON (WNCN) – Joining together in a bi-partisan letter, U.S. Reps Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Deborah Ross (D-NC) are pleading with the EPA to do more. They want Chemours to pay for health and environmental testing of toxic chemicals used at its facility in Fayetteville.

The chemical compound Gen-X is used in manufacturing nonstick coatings and for other purposes. After it was found seeping into the Cape Fear River, Chemours was fined $12 million in 2019 and was required to provide drinking water to those with contaminated wells.

Regan is North Carolina’s former head of Environmental Quality and oversaw that agency’s response to Chemours and Gen-X.

Read the entire article here.