WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo announced Wednesday that local leaders from around the region are inviting Chemours, the company accused of discharging an unregulated toxin known as GenX into the Cape Fear River, back to New Hanover County for a public meeting.
Saffo issued the following statement:
Last week, Chemours met with local and state leaders in a closed-door meeting held at the New Hanover County Government Complex. In that meeting, it was revealed that the company had been dumping GenX into the Cape Fear River as far back as 1980.
Chemours said it has captured 80 percent of the GenX discharge from its Fayetteville plant. When asked by county officials if Chemours would bring that discharge to zero percent, company representatives said they weren't committed to do so as of yet.