杜邦和科慕面临全氟碳化合物(PFCs)污染起诉

发布时间:2017年11月14日

2017-11-02 Fluorochem 氟化工资讯

Brunswick County, North Carolina, took the first important step of addressing the long-term contamination of the Cape Fear River by DuPont and Chemours. The national law firm of Baron & Budd announced today that it has filed suit on behalf of Brunswick County in the United States Eastern District of North Carolina against Chemours and DuPont for their role in contaminating the Cape Fear River. The firm is pursuing legal action on the County’s behalf to recover costs required to investigate, manage, reduce and remove chemicals from drinking water drawn from the Cape Fear River.

Brunswick县,北卡莱罗纳州,对杜邦和科慕公司采取了第一步重要的措施以解决菲尔河的污染问题。Baron & Budd国家律师事务所已经就此事件提起诉送。该事务所正代表该县采取法律措施核算调查和管理成本,包括减少和去除这些化学物质的成本。

Through initial investigations, Brunswick County has obtained evidence that Chemours and DuPont not only manufactured dangerous perfluorinated chemicals (“PFCs”) at the Fayetteville Works plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina since 1980, but also released PFC chemicals into the Cape Fear River over the span of many years without disclosure. The companies have continued to deposit PFCs into the river as recently as September 2017.

通过最初的调查,Brunswick县已经掌握了杜邦和科慕公司在费耶特维尔的公司自1980年以来,不但生产危险化学品全氟碳化合物(PFCs),而且这些年来未进行信息披露的情况下,向菲尔河排放这些PFCs物质。这两家公司直到2017年9月仍然持续向菲尔河排放PFCs。

Some 60,000 Wilmington, N.C., residents get their drinking water from the Cape Fear River.

北卡莱罗纳州威明顿市有60000多居民的饮用水取自菲尔河。

DuPont and its spinoff company Chemours manufacture chemicals at a plant upstream from the city.

杜邦及其衍生公司科慕公司的一个生产工厂在这个城市的上游。

The plant is situated on a 2,100-acre property on the Cape Fear River in Fayetteville. It is there where a chemical called GenX — a potentially cancer-causing substance that is a byproduct of DuPont and Chemours’ manufacturing processes — is produced.

这个工厂坐落于菲尔河的旁2000亩的土地上,正是在这个工厂生产这种称为 GenX,生产过程中副产的可能会引进癌症的化合物。

Wilmington residents are demanding to know if those toxic chemicals are making their way downriver into the city’s drinking water.

威明顿市居民要求知情这些有毒化合物是否进入城市引用水。

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority co-authored a three-year study on the chemical’s elevated presence in the water. But as CBS News’ Jericka Duncan reports, the findings were never made available to the general public — not even to Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo.

该公司与菲尔河公众事业机构共同进行了一项针对河水中化合物的三年的研究。但是,正如哥伦比亚新闻公司Jericka Duncan报道,这项研究的结果从未让大众知晓,甚至是威明顿市市长 Bill Saffo。