Read the full article by Steve DeVane and Abby Church (The Fayetteville Observer)

“Cumberland County is taking steps toward potential legal action against a company that makes a compound linked to the contamination of hundreds of wells in the southern part of the county.

The county’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at its meeting Monday to direct the county attorney to work on a contract to hire a law firm to represent the county. Commissioner Michael Boose was not at the meeting.

The law firm would represent the county if commissioners decide to take action against Chemours, a chemical company that runs a plant in Bladen County near the Cumberland County line.

Thom Sueta, a company spokesman, responded to an email seeking comment.

‘Chemours has been engaged with Cumberland County and hope to continue to engage with them in a constructive manner moving forward,’ he said.

The county held a press conference Monday to discuss the issue. Commissioner Jeannette Council said earlier that the county is willing to go to court over the issue…”