GenX: Chemours Supplies More Water; Lawsuit Filed

Oct 4, 2017

North Carolina state officials are ordering Chemours in Fayetteville to provide bottled water to seven more well owners after tests results came back for GenX. Those results, show the chemical compound above the state health goal in residential drinking wells.

There are now 26 residential well owners living near the Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility who are receiving bottled water. That’s because their wells show GenX detections above the state health goal of 140 parts per trillion.

The Department of Environmental Quality and Chemours have sampled 85 drinking water wells so far. The testing began after GenX was detected in 13 industrial, non-drinking water wells on the facility’s property in August.

Meanwhile here in the Cape Fear Region, a Wilmington man has filed a federal lawsuit against the Chemours company over GenX and other perfluorinated compound contamination of the Cape Fear River and drinking water.

In the lawsuit, Brent Nix is pursuing compensatory and punitive damages arising out of the releases, discharges, spills and leaks from the Fayetteville site. The suit also seeks a jury trial.

Attempts to speak with a Chemours representative were not successful.