Virtual Meeting on Contaminants in Cape Fear River Basin & NC Water Supply

PFAS Testing Network Virtual Forum

March 25, 2021

North Carolina PFAS Testing Network

The NC Policy Collaboratory and the NC PFAS Testing Network will host a virtual forum Tuesday, May 4, to discuss the Collaboratory’s and Network’s research on PFAS and GenX. Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) is a family of emerging contaminants that includes the compound GenX which has affected the Cape Fear River Basin.What PFAS Testing Network Community Forum

When 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4

Featured research will include:

  • data on PFAS in public water supplies in North Carolina
  • potential health effects of PFAS
  • new research projects on PFAS in soil and animals
  • methods of removing PFAS from water also will be presented

There will be time for public questions and answers. The event is free but attendees must register in advance of the webinar. Register Online

6:00-6:10 p.m.Welcome
Representative John Szoka, NC House District 45
Senator Kirk deViere, NC Senate District 19
6:10-6:20 p.m.PFAS in North Carolina
Detlef Knappe, S. James Ellen Distinguished Professor, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, NC State University
6:20-6:30 p.m.Overview of NC PFAS Testing Network
Wanda Bodnar, Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill
6:30-6:40 p.m.PFAS Monitoring in Untreated Public Drinking Water
Lee Ferguson, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University
6:40-6:50 p.m.PFAS Toxicology
Jamie Dewitt, Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, East Carolina University
6:50-7:00 p.m.First Question and Answer Session
7:00-7:05 p.m.Break
7:05-7:25 p.m.Other Potential PFAS Exposure Pathways
Soil uptake (crops/vegetables): Owen Duckworth, Professor, Soil and Environmental Biogeochemistry, NC State University
Animals: Scott Belcher, Research Professor, Toxicology, NC State University
7:25-7:35 p.m.Development of Novel Water Filtration Media to Mitigate PFAS Exposure
Frank Leibfarth, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, UNC-Chapel Hill
7:35-7:55 p.m.Second Question and Answer Session
7:55-8:00 p.m.Closing Remarks
Jeff Warren, Executive Director, NC Policy Collaboratory
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Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".