"Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration is suing a manufacturer accused of dumping pollutants into the river that serves as the main source of drinking water for hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians.
The state initiated the lawsuit Tuesday, just a few days after the N.C. General Assembly voted to spend $435,000 to start looking into the alleged pollution. It came to light in June but has allegedly been going on for decades.
The plant in question is now owned by Chemours, a spin-off of DuPont, which previously owned the plant. State lawmakers and others have accused both companies of secretly dumping pollutants into the Cape Fear River from the plant, located south of Fayetteville, for nearly 40 years."