Representatives of State Regulatory Agencies Face Backlash Over Chemical Compound, GenX

Recently, representatives of 3 state regulatory agencies exhibited updated information regarding the chemical compound, GenX. Though this presentation was billed as an informational session, it quickly became contentious for all involved. With many citizens’ well water supplies testing positive for unacceptable levels of GenX, the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the Department of Environmental Quality were forced to address people’s questions and concerns.

Water has been compromised, and people within a certain proximity to potential contamination sites are being advised to drink bottled water only. As of now, there is no data regarding the effects of GenX on humans, but it has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory mice. This is a frightening truth for people to face, as we don’t know what symptoms may arise in the years to come.

Our very own attorney Isaac Thorp is working with some landowners involved in this issue, and spoke up at this presentation by asking if those living near the Chemours plant off N.C. 87 are being poisoned by cancer-causing chemicals, as well as if the state was willing to cover the costs of well testing, one mile, three miles, even five miles from the facility. He asked, “Would the state cover the costs of medical diagnostic testing of those residing in the vicinity of the plant: Is it in everybody today?” He continued on to ask, “Are you willing to advocate that the state of North Carolina make those commitments? Are you willing to commit to that?”

Our team at Thorp Law is proud of attorney Thorp’s persistence, advocacy, and dedication to the pursuit of justice. You can read more about this event by clicking here.

If you or a loved one has been affected due to chemical compounds in your water, contact our Raleigh personal injury lawyer of Thorp Law by calling (919) 373-3390.