A class action lawsuit has been filed against DuPont and the Chemours Company regarding GenX water contamination.
According to a news release sent Friday afternoon, the law offices of James Scott Farrin filed the suit on behalf of people in Brunswick County who get their water from the Northwest Water Treatment Plant.
The complaint alleges that DuPont and other defendants acted negligently in releasing chemicals such as GenX known to be harmful to the public into the Cape Fear River, which provides drinking water for thousands of people served by the Northwest Water Treatment Plant.
Specifically, the lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages that occurred as a result of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and perfluoroalkyl ether carboxylic acids (PFECAs) discharged into the river at Chemours' Fayetteville Works site. A jury trial is also requested.
According to the release, damages include:
The release also alleges that Chemours broke the following laws:
A copy of the lawsuit is attached in the PDF below.
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