Chemours, Gen X and the Cape Fear River

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May 5, 2018. Riegelwood, North Carolina.<br />
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The Cape Fear River, 50 miles downstream from the Chemours plant, where the city of Wilmington water intake pipes are located. <br />
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The Chemours Company, a spin off from DuPont, manufactures many chemicals at its plant in Fayetteville, NC. One of these, commonly referred to as GenX, is part of the process of teflon manufacturing. Chemours has been accused of dumping large quantities of GenX into the Cape Fear River and polluting the water supply of city's down river and allowing GenX to leak into local aquifers.