Protesters want answers about GenX

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Concern over the GenX contamination in the Cape Fear River is driving people to the streets in protest.

Women Organizing for Wilmington, or WoW, gathered at Wilmington City Hall to speak out against Chemours and the GenX contamination issue.

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The protesters held up anti-GenX signs and urged drivers to honk as they went by.

The organization wants answers, like how long elected officials have known about GenX, why the public hasn’t known about the problem until now, and what the plan is moving forward.

“Our biggest disappointment with the Cape Fear PUA is 11 days now of silence to the citizens. They have no problem taking our money, but they haven’t spoken to us yet,” said organizer Lynn Shoemaker.

WoW is planning a public information forum with other local organizations that will be held this Wednesday evening.

A panel of experts will speak about clean water toxicology and health issues that could be caused by GenX.