Cape Fear Courage

1.5 million North Carolina residents have been exposed to toxic PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ in their drinking water. And EPA is not protecting them.

While residents of the Cape Fear region continue to lose friends and family due to rare forms of cancer and other diseases linked to PFAS, struggle to pay growing medical bills, and fight for clean drinking water at home and in schools, Chemours - the DuPont spinoff company that has released PFAS chemicals into the Cape Fear River and surrounding drinking water aquifers - seeks to grow its profits by expanding its operations and the EPA refuses to use its authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to hold a known polluter accountable for critical testing on the health impacts of its chemicals.

This is environmental injustice in action - and it has to stop.

  • Stiv Wilson
  • Megan Ponder
  • Center for Environmental Health
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 26, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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