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 most recent March 2021 article on GenX, “New EPA Administrator Makes PFAS Contamination Issue A Priority“, a bipartisan group of North Carolina representatives are pushing for more chemical testing of the water in the Cape Fear region. Seven U.S. representatives, including current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, have signed a letter to the EPA urging the agency to require Chemours, the company responsible for the GenX contamination in the Cape Fear region, to pay for the chemical testing.
According to June 2021 article, “EPA urged to reconsider Trump-era Chemours decision on chemical testing“, this is not the first time the the EPA has been asked to push Chemours to conduct testing. Last year, the EPA denied a petition from several environmental groups asking the agency to require Chemours to fund the chemical testing:
The petition, which was filed under the Toxic Substances Control Act, requested that the agency require Chemours to test for 54 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. The document cited human health and environmental concerns. Six groups sent the petition, including the Center for Environmental Health, Clean Cape Fear, Cape Fear River Watch, NC Black Alliance, Toxic Free NC, and Advance Carolina.
The original petition was denied on January 7, 2021, by former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.
To read more of this article, click below:
Chemours Take on Funding PFAS Testing
Chemours spokeswoman Lisa Randall responded to the group’s request to revisit the initial petition saying several of the compounds listed are not connection to Chemours’ Fayetteville Works plant:
“Others are byproducts and intermediaries that occur at such small quantities, levels that continue to decrease, that it would be incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to manufacture the volumes required for testing,” she said in an email. “The numerous actions we have taken to reduce fluorinated organic compound emissions and address remediation needs continue to make a significant difference in reducing loadings to the Cape Fear River.”
According to testing by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), PFAS chemicals were detected in wells 16 miles from the Fayetteville Works plant. In addition to water contamination, PFAS chemicals have also been found in fish and vegetables in the region.
Furthermore, Chemours claims the company is going above and beyond what is legally required of them, and remains adamant that the company is committed to reducing PFAS contamination:
[Read article in full at original source]
The Chemours spokeswoman, Randall, said Chemours supports “science-based regulations.” The company has worked with the EPA and other regulators to develop and expand scientific knowledge about PFAS, she said.
Chemours is going beyond the requirements of a Consent Order the company signed with the state and an environmental group, Randall said.
“Chemours made an industry-leading commitment to reduce all fluorinated PFAS emissions by 99% by 2030,” she said.
Our earlier articles about this GenX cancers situation:
- 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