North Carolina filed a lawsuit in a Fayetteville court Tuesday alleging that DuPont and then Chemours knew for decades the threats to human health posed by GenX and other perfulorinated chemicals that they were discharging into the Cape Fear River.
“My job as attorney general is to protect the people of North Carolina and our natural resources,” N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein told The News & Observer. “I am offended that DuPont has dumped PFAS into our drinking water even as they knew these forever chemicals threatened human health. I am taking them to court so that they pay for this mess they have created.”
DuPont opened the Fayetteville Works plant near the Bladen-Cumberland county line in 1968, spinning part of the facility off to Chemours as part