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Backlash forces EPA to pause toxic PFAS waste imports to US from NetherlandsNorth Carolina

The federal US government has paused the importation of millions of pounds of toxic PFAS “forever chemical” waste from the Netherlands following intense backlash from residents near a North Carolina facility that would receive the substances. Local media last month revealed the Environmental Protection Agency had quietly approved a permit for chemical manufacturer Chemours to import about 4m lbs of waste over the next year, sparking fears of further pollution in a region already thoroughly contaminated by the company’s operations.

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  • Davis Dylan

    14 w

    It is imperative that we immediately cease production of these hazardous chemicals permanently. Mitigating this pollution requires direct engagement with the producer.

    • Abraham Jok Atem

      20 w

      The federal US government is bringing to an end the production of this harmful chemicals

      • George Kariuki

        21 w

        The EPA's decision to reevaluate the importation permits is a step in the right direction, emphasizing the importance of public health and environmental protection in waste management decisions.

        • Esther Wanjiku

          21 w

          Our voices really matter in advocacy

          • walter lungayi

            21 w

            It's concerning to hear about the toxic PFAS waste imports to the US from the Netherlands. It's a positive step that the EPA is pausing these imports due to backlash. It's important for countries to prioritize the health and safety of their citizens and properly dispose of hazardous waste. Hopefully, this pause will lead to stricter regulations and better waste management practices in the future.

            • Jane Wangui

              21 w

              @walter_lungayi the impact of such toxic waste to the human body is very concerning.Health is very paramount and somethings cannot be undone in regards to health.

            • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

              21 w

              The pause in the importation of toxic PFAS waste from the Netherlands to the U.S., particularly North Carolina, is a significant development in response to intense public backlash. The revelation that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had quietly approved a permit for such imports had raised concerns among residents and environmental advocates.

              • johnte ndeto

                21 w

                its high time we face this awful matter heads on

                • We Don't Have Time

                  21 w

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                  • Princess

                    21 w

                    It's crucial for regulatory bodies to navigate these issues with public and environmental well-being in mind.

                  • Joseph Githinji

                    21 w

                    We must now go deep and stop the production of this harmful forever chemicals. Dealing with the producer is the sole way to stop this pollution.

                    • rosebellendiritu

                      21 w

                      @joseph_githinji true,we start from the source

                      • Elizabeth Gathigia

                        21 w

                        @joseph_githinji I totally agree with you

                        • Rotich Kim

                          21 w

                          @joseph_githinji the only way to realize it is thro government and relevant bodies coming together and have open conversation about our environment

                          • Grace Njeri

                            21 w

                            @joseph_githinji I second your opinion

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