We Are Currently Investigating Certain Cancers Associated With GenX Exposures In North Carolina
The Law Offices of Thomas J. Lamb in Wilmington, North Carolina has many years of experience representing people who have been injured by chemical exposures and toxic substances, or the families of those who have died. At the present time there are various uncertainties surrounding these possible cancer cases due to GenX in drinking water:
- Does exposure to GenX in drinking water cause cancer?
- How much exposure to GenX is needed to cause cancer?
- How long after one is exposed to GenX could a cancer develop?
- What specific types of cancer might GenX cause in humans?
Given the current situation, please understand that we are only investigating cases where a person was diagnosed in or after 2010 with one of the following cancers:
- Kidney cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
In addition, during the period of time starting in 2009 up until the date of their cancer diagnosis, the person must have lived in Southeastern North Carolina (from Fayetteville to the coast) for at least one (1) year.
We encourage you to submit a GenX Cancer Case Review – it is free, confidential, and there is no obligation. Or, if you prefer, call our toll-free number, (800) 426-9535, to speak directly to attorney Tom Lamb about a possible GenX cancer case. Either way, you will get Mr. Lamb’s impressions — not an intake person, a paralegal, nor some other lawyer — about your case based on his many years of experience.
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Most Recent Article On This Topic
On March 11, 2021, Michael Regan, the former North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary was sworn into office as the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. Since this transition of power, Regan has made it clear per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination remains a top priority for the administration.
As mentioned in previous articles, the main offender for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in the Cape Fear region is the Chemours Co. Fayetteville Works Plant. Since last summer, under a consent order agreement issued by North Carolina, Chemours has conducted studies of its Fayetteville Works Facility. These studies showed that nearly 250 unknown PFAS compounds were being released into the Cape Fear River. Cape Fear River Watch and other environmental groups subsequently submitted a petition to the EPA. The petition called for Chemours to fund independent testing of their Fayetteville Works Facility under the Toxic Control Substances Act.
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Ongoing Struggle Between EPA and Environmental Groups
On January 7, 2021, the Trump administration denied the petitioners’ request for Chemours to fund independent testing of the Fayetteville Works Plant. The agency says the denial was due to claims of insufficient data, and reiterated the decision was not based on a lack of concern with PFAS contamination. According to the March 2021 article, “EPA Has Made Some Changes to PFAS Plan“, the EPA further explained their decision to deny the request, saying:
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The EPA released a letter explaining its decision to deny the petition, stating in part “The denial is not based on lack of concern with PFAS.”
The letter referred to the agency’s February 2019-issued PFAS Action Plan, which identifies 23 actions the agency will undertake in identifying and understanding PFAS, ways to address current PFAS contamination and prevent future contamination and educate the public about PFAS.
The plan was updated in February 2020.
Our earlier articles about this GenX cancers situation:
- Notice Violation Issued to Chemours After Failure to Properly Remove PFAS Contamination
- Additional PFAS Testing Petition Denied by the EPA
- PFAS Levels in Cape Fear Remain Largely the Same, Despite Emission Cuts
- PFAS Contamination of the Cape Fear Still An Issue
- Chemours’ PFAS Chemical Reduction Plans: Are They Enough?
- Where GenX and Other PFAS Chemicals are Recently Being Detected
- GenX and Other PFAS Chemicals Found at High Levels
- GenX Levels in Water: Is the Cape Fear River Region Still at Risk?
- UNCW Researchers Identify GenX in Rainwater and Sediment from the Cape Fear River
- Is the NC Senate’s GenX Bill Sufficient to Address GenX Contamination?
- Judge Consolidates Five Existing GenX Contamination Lawsuits
- New Hanover County Residents Tested for GenX Exposure in New Study
- Chemours Ordered to Capture Additional GenX Wastewater by DEQ
- DuPont and Chemours Sued by CFPUA for Environmental Law Violations
- Chemours Claims Unfair Treatment by DEQ
- High Levels of GenX Found in Groundwater at Fayetteville Works Plant
- Recent GenX Regulatory Action: August 2017