WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — On Thursday, Cape Fear River Watch will show a film about the drinking water crisis in West Virginia and the introduction of GenX in the Cape Fear River.
“The Devil We Know” is described as a film that “unravels one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time”. A group of citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical – now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans – into the drinking water supply.
The film is free to attend and scheduled to start at 6 p.m. at Thalian Hall. After it ends, there will be a discussion from 7:30-8 p.m. Attorney Robert Bilott will join Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette. Bilott represented 70,000 citizens whose drinking water was contaminated. Their 19-year-long battle culminated last year in a $670.7 million settlement by DuPont and spin-off Chemours.
The trailer for “The Devil We Know” is available here.
To register to attend the screening and discussion, click here.