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Posted on: June 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] CFPUA lawsuit against Chemours unaffected by polluter’s recent PFAS agreement

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We have received information that Chemours and other parties in multiple pending federal PFAS litigation cases have reached an Agreement in Principle.

From the information available, the proposed settlement would not cover utilities in the Lower Cape Fear River basin, including CFPUA, unless such utilities decide to participate.

Unfortunately, CFPUA has not been provided with the terms of the agreement and we do not know what compensation CFPUA should expect if it were to participate. 

Our utility’s financial losses and future financial commitments to address our upstream neighbor’s pollution are substantial, and any settlement must substantially address these damages. 

Litigation will continue until the polluter provides solutions that meet our community needs. CFPUA must consider the best interests of the Authority and the community it serves.

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