Environmental Groups in North Carolina Revive Lawsuit Seeking Chemours Testing on 54 PFAS

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection seeks a court order requiring E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company to formally set aside $943 million for remediation of contamination stemming from a Salem County plant, contending the company has dodged the statutorily required obligation for more than seven years. The DEC says that under the…

Environmental Groups in North Carolina Revive Lawsuit Seeking Chemours Testing on 54 PFAS

In 2020, the Center for Environmental Health and other groups petitioned EPA to require Chemours to conduct studies on 54 different per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, they contend are putting hundreds of thousands of North Carolina residents at risk. The Trump administration rejected the petition in January 2021, and the groups filed their complaint…

North Carolina Attorney General Files Suit over State’s PFAS Contamination

Shortly after a North Carolina Superior Court approved an Addendum to a Consent Order with Chemours for PFAS clean-up, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein filed suit in state court against DuPont and Chemours for contamination related to the companies’ manufacture of C8 and GenX at their Fayetteville Works facility. The lawsuit seeks damages for…

North Carolina DEQ Seeks Further PFAS Remediation by Chemours

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has asked the Bladen County Superior Court to enter an addendum to its Consent Order with Chemours, which relates to the PFAS contamination resulting from the company’s Fayetteville Works Plant operations. The addendum would require Chemours to conduct extensive, further remedial work to reduce PFAS groundwater contamination along…

North Carolina Landowners Target DuPont and Chemours over Contaminated Groundwater

More than 200 North Carolina landowners sued DuPont and Chemours for allegedly releasing PFAS into the air, water, and land around Chemours’ Fayetteville facility and contaminating the groundwater surrounding the Fayetteville factory, despite assuring the regulatory community “that they were doing no such thing.” May 20, 2020 | O’Brien et al. v. E.I. Du Pont…