As we come to the end of 2019, one of our many New Year’s resolutions as a State and community for 2020 must press forward and ramp up efforts to hold Chemours and its predecessor, DuPont accountable for the harm done to the natural resources of North Carolina and other States that have been permanently affected by the conscious release of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated compounds (PFAS).

The release of “Dark Waters”, Hollywood’s version of the fight to hold DuPont accountable for the conscious release of Teflon byproducts into drinking water sources despite its knowledge that these byproducts may cause cancer, portrays a fight with Chemours and DuPont that citizens across the United States face.  The harm to our State’s natural resources will have generational impacts, and accordingly, let 2020 be the year were the attention provided to the problem with PFAS becomes more consistent with the threats associated therewith.