November 10, 2017

An unreported spill of the toxic chemical and H2GO election results lead the news

A legal team that has filed a class action lawsuit against Chemours, alleging that the company’s discharge of GenX contaminated infrastructure throughout the Lower Cape Fear region and poses a health risk, spoke Friday evening at a Stop GenX in Our Water event.

Ted Leopold and Neal Weinfield are among the attorneys who filed a class action suit on behalf of a Brunswick County woman after the woman discovered levels of GenX higher than the state’s 140 parts per trillion health goal in the sludge in her water heater.

“What we’re going to need to do,” Weinfield said, “is take care of people’s injuries, but also decontaminate people’s homes, and it’s going to be expensive.”

Leopold and Weinfield were joined Friday evening by attorney Kathy Brown, who was part of a team that settled with DuPont earlier this year in the Ohio River Valley; N.C. State toxicologist Scott Belcher; University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) economist Chris Dumas; and UNCW biologist Larry Cahoon. The event, which drew about 20 people, was held at UNCW’s Cameron Hall.

The article can be viewed at the Wilmington Star-News.