WILMINGTON – The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, or CFPUA, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Chemours and DuPont, alleging negligence and that the companies knew the threats of the chemicals discharged into the Cape Fear River.
The Wilmington utility filed the complaint Monday in federal district court for the Eastern District, the StarNews and other outlets reported.
CFPUA alleges that the discharges violated the Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation Recovery Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and Solid Waste Disposal Act. Calling the conduct of Chemours and DuPont “willful and wanton,” meaning it was done with a reckless disregard for the rights and safety of others, the utility seeks damages of more than $75,000 and a jury trial.
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