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DuPont, Chemours Sued for PFAS ‘Contamination’ in North Carolina

Oct. 13, 2020, 9:26 PM

North Carolina wants DuPont and The Chemours Co. to pay for the “severe contamination” to the environment from chemical-making activities at their facility near Fayetteville.

Attorney General Josh Stein (D) filed the lawsuit Tuesday in the state Superior Court for Cumberland County, alleging the companies kept discharging PFAS and other “forever chemicals” even though they knew they posed health and environmental risks.

“These companies maximized their profits at the expense of the people of North Carolina,” Stein said in announcing the lawsuit.

DuPont and, later, Chemours manufactured types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) called C8 and GenX at its...

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