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Cumberland County moves to take legal action against Chemours related to GenX contamination

By June 7, 2021June 9th, 2021PFAS in the news

Cumberland County is taking steps toward potential legal action against a company that makes a compound linked to the contamination of hundreds of wells in the southern part of the county.

The county’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at its meeting Monday to direct the county attorney to work on a contract to hire a law firm to represent the county. Commissioner Michael Boose was not at the meeting.

The law firm would represent the county if commissioners decide to take action against Chemours, a chemical company that runs a plant in Bladen County near the Cumberland County line. Read more…