On October 16, 2017, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) filed a Complaint in federal district court against DuPont and its spinoff company, Chemours, alleging that the companies violated several federal environmental laws by dumping C8 and GenX in the Cape Fear River.
CFPUA claims DuPont and Chemours violated the following laws:
- Clean Water Act (CWA)
- Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
- Solid Waste Disposal Act (amended / superseded by the RCRA in 1976)
According to the Complaint, such violations constitute negligence per se, which is the just one of ten claims CFPUA is making against DuPont and Chemours.
They also claim that DuPont and Chemours knew of the potential adverse health effects of C8 and GenX, yet consciously disregarded and ignored the rights and safety of the public by releasing them into the Cape Fear River anyway.
We will continue to update this page with more information on this lawsuit as it becomes available.
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Written by: Heather Helmendach, Legal Assistant
Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb, P.A.