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
Since our October 29, 2021 article about GenX, “GenX Contamination May Be More Toxic Than EPA Initially Thought“, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered certain chemical makers to test the toxicity of their products.
The ruling comes following the petition of six North Carolina community and environmental groups, urging the government to require Chemours to start testing its products. Chemours, the company responsible for dumping GenX and other per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into the Cape Fear River, will now be federally required to begin testing the risk PFAS chemical exposure may pose.
However, not everyone is happy with this outcome. In a January 2022 article, “EPA orders chemical makers to test toxicity of PFAS, giving NC residents a partial victory“, the six groups who initially petitioned the EPA expressed their concerns:
To read more of this article, click below:
The EPA’s decision “deeply disappointed” the six groups in North Carolina who filed the petition, according to a news release from the groups. The groups felt EPA’s response was “inadequate” and doesn’t go far enough to hold Chemours and other companies responsible.
The environmental groups aren’t accepting the government’s decision, and said they are considering their options, including litigation, to compel it to do more, according to the news release.
The six groups include the Center for Environmental Health, Cape Fear River Watch, Clean Cape Fear, Democracy Green, the NC Black Alliance and Toxic Free NC.
“Simply put, EPA has had over a year to review the many letters and submissions of petitioners explaining the concerns of North Carolina communities but has completely missed the entire purpose of the petition to address the public health needs of a severely contaminated community,” according to the joint news release.
The six North Carolina groups originally asked the EPA to require Chemours to test 54 PFAS chemicals that the groups had found in the Cape Fear River. In announcing its decision this week, the EPA will require chemical companies to test for only 30 PFAS chemicals as part of its new national testing strategy.
Nine of the 24 PFAS substances excluded from the EPA’s decision could be part of future testing by the agency, according to the EPA, and the other 15 chemicals mentioned in the petition “do not fit the definition of PFAS used in developing the testing strategy.”
However, the EPA even approving the petition is a huge shift from the agency’s stance just a year prior. The same January 2022 article, “EPA orders chemical makers to test toxicity of PFAS, giving NC residents a partial victory” says:
EPA’s decision this week is a complete reversal from what the agency decided nearly a year ago. In the last days of the Trump administration, the EPA initially rejected the petition.
We will continue to observe the GenX situation and deliver information on any new findings or resolutions. To learn more about the background and specifics of GenX, you can visit our law firm’s website pages:
- GenX Cancers Overview
- Summary of Information
- Timeline: GenX Contamination of the Cape Fear River
- Timeline: GenX Study Results
- GenX: Cancer Evaluation Form
Our earlier articles about this GenX cancers situation:
- GenX Contamination May Be More Toxic Than EPA Initially Thought
- EPA Petitioned to Reconsider Requiring Chemours to Fund PFAS Testing
- New EPA Administrator Makes PFAS Contamination Issue A Priority
- 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