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Chemours Knew N.C. Discharges Toxic, Landowner Charges in Suit

Oct. 5, 2017, 6:45 PM

DuPont Co. and the Chemours Co. knew they were discharging toxic substances into the water at their Fayetteville, N.C., facility, a North Carolina property owner alleges.

In a lawsuit filed Oct. 3, Brent Nix claims that, based on their previous experiences at their Parkersburg, W. Va., facility, the companies were aware the Teflon-related chemicals being released posed health and environmental risks (Nix v. The Chemours Co. FC, LLC, E.D.N.C., No. 2:17-cv-00189, 10/3/17). Nix seeks class action certification for his lawsuit and payment for property loss and diagnostic health testing.

In February, Dupont and its former unit Chemours agreed ...