The Environmental Litigation Group (ELG) is currently investigating potential litigation arising out of contamination of the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, North Carolina, which supplies drinking water to many residents of the area. An industrial chemical known as “GenX” has been traced to Fayetteville Works, a facility operated by The Chemours Company upstream from Wilmington, North Carolina.

GenX is a perfluorinated chemical compound used to make other products including nonstick coatings. It was developed to replace another perfluorinated chemical, PFOA, which is associated with kidney and testicular cancers and other serious health effects.

Our attorneys are meeting with property owners who use private wells and live near the Fayetteville Works facility. It is important to seek the guidance of an attorney in this type of case. An attorney can:

  • Help recover damages as a result of reduced property value
  • Recover damages as a result of the loss of use of your property (i.e. no longer able to garden, use swimming pool, use tap water, etc.)
  • Seek costs for adequate drinking water – you are not limited to what Chemours offers
  • An attorney will ensure Chemours is acting appropriately and we communicate with them on your behalf

Many residents have already come forward with concerns about their private well water. If you live in Cumberland County, Bladen County, Sampson County, New Hanover County, Brunswick County, Pender County, Columbus County, or Robeson County and use a private well, please contact the Environmental Litigation Group at Baron & Budd to learn more about your legal options.