State attorneys say DuPont spin-offs should be liable for PFAS contamination
The North Carolina Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case involving P-FAS contamination.
At issue is whether the state can sue holding companies created by DuPont, which once operated a plant in Fayetteville that's responsible for dumping chemicals into the Cape Fear River.
Ryan Park is an attorney for the state.
"This was a corporate restructuring, where the same company broken down into component parts, and is now saying the new companies are saying, we didn't even
exist at the time that these liabilities arose," he said.
Attorneys for DuPont argue the spin-offs should not be held liable, because they never did business in North Carolina.
The current operator of the Fayetteville plant, Chemours, wants to expand. It's holding community forums on its plans in Dublin and Leland this week.