The US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced there would be no criminal charges against Chemours in a Clean Water Act case involving its Fayetteville Works plant in Bladen County. A grand jury investigated the case against the company, according to Don Connelly, spokesperson for the NC federal court.
The US Attorney’s Office and the with the Environmental Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Justice Department investigated potential violations of the Clean Water Act by Chemours due to findings in 2017 that GenX, a chemical compound, was in the air and water near the Chemours plant.
Chemours reported to shareholders’ this month in the Securities and Exchange Commission that in March prosecutors notified the company they would be closing the case with no charges filed.
According to Connelly, the grand jury deliberations are confidential, and no comments or documents related to the case could be released, but the criminal charges against Chemours were dropped.