One year later, Cumberland County tainted water lawsuit against Chemours still unresolved

Source:, March 22, 2023
By: Paul Woolverton

A year ago, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners sued The Chemours Co. on accusations its Fayetteville Works factory on the Bladen-Cumberland county line had contaminated drinking water wells of county residents with toxic chemicals since the 1970s.

A year later, the people in Gray’s Creek in southern Cumberland County are still using bottled water and filtration systems — as they have for several years. The Chemours emissions of “forever chemicals,” called PFAS and GenX, into the air and water surrounding the Fayetteville Works factory were first made public in 2017. Residents in the vicinity are still waiting for a public water system that the county commissioners want to build for them. Read more.

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