GenX Contamination Cape Fear Valley River
Hemmings & Stevens, P.L.L.C. is currently accepting cases involving claims against DuPont and The Chemours Company for contaminating the Cape Fear River with GenX. The companies have been discharging GenX for years into the Cape Fear River from its Fayetteville manufacturing plant located along the Cape Fear River in Cumberland and Bladen Counties. The Cape Fear River is a primary source of drinking water for residents in Brunswick, Bladen, New Hanover and Pender Counties.
GenX is the trade name of perfluoro-2-propoxypropanoic acid used to make Teflon, Gore-Tex, fast food wrappers and other products. It was meant to replace older chemicals also in the “perfluorinated” family used in manufacturing. Officials have asked the company to immediately stop discharging GenX into public water supplies, but the water has already been contaminated for years. Hemmings & Stevens, P.L.L.C. will be investigating potential claims on behalf of residents and business owners in affected areas. If you live or work in the Cape Fear River Basin south of the Fayetteville Works plant or in one of these counties and received your water supply from public utilities that may have been affected by this contamination, please contact Hemmings & Stevens, P.L.L.C. There is no charge for a consultation.
WRAL has reported extensively on this contamination and provided a timeline of the GenX compound in the Cape Fear River along with information regarding actions by state environmental and health officials. Visit This Link