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Posted on: October 12, 2020

CFPUA responds to Bladen County court decision on motion to intervene

Bend in Cape Fear River

A Bladen County Superior Court judge on Monday denied Cape Fear Public Utility Authority’s motion to intervene in the State’s complaint against Chemours.

CFPUA had sought equal standing with the State and Cape Fear River Watch in negotiations about measures Chemours must take to address the company’s PFAS releases, including contamination in the Cape Fear River, the main source of drinking water CFPUA provides to its customers.

CFPUA respects the court’s decision and will consult with its legal counsel to discuss next steps. We continue to believe that all North Carolinians affected by contamination from Chemours’ industrial site are entitled to equivalent relief.

Monday’s action does not affect CFPUA’s ongoing lawsuit in federal court seeking damages from Chemours and DuPont, including the costs to build and operate additional filters at Sweeney Water Treatment Plant that will effectively treat PFAS in raw water from the river.