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CBS News: Chemical tainting NC drinking water

Wilmington citizens shocked to learn about potential drinking water contamination

CBS News, June 26, 2017

Some 60,000 Wilmington, N.C., residents get their drinking water from the Cape Fear River.

DuPont and its spinoff company Chemours manufacture chemicals at a plant upstream from the city.

The plant is situated on a 2,100-acre property on the Cape Fear River in Fayetteville. It is there where a chemical called GenX — a potentially cancer-causing substance that is a byproduct of DuPont and Chemours’ manufacturing processes — is produced.

Wilmington residents are demanding to know if those toxic chemicals are making their way downriver into the city’s drinking water.

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