“A group that uses social media to speak out against a potentially carcinogenic compound and its maker plans to hold a candlelight rally Thursday outside the company.

The ‘North Carolina Stop GenX in our Water’ group on Facebook is promoting the event at the Chemours plant, which is off N.C. 87 in Bladen County near the Cumberland County line.

Chemours makes GenX at the facility, and the compound is a byproduct from other processes there. GenX, which is used to make nonstick cookware and other products, has been linked to several forms of cancer, but it isn’t known if the effect is the same in humans.

The rally Thursday marks a year since the Wilmington Star-News reported that researchers had found GenX in the Cape Fear River. The chemical has since been found in private wells, lakes, swamps and rainwater around the Chemours plant.

The rally is scheduled for 8 p.m.”

Read the full article by Steve DeVane