Actor Ruffalo visits North Carolina on anti-pollution effort

Mark Ruffalo in his role as Robert Bilott from the "Dark Waters" in 2019. (Photo: Focus Features)

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo is visiting North Carolina to push for policies to eliminate the pollution of chemicals from industrial products.

Ruffalo is scheduled to speak Wednesday at a Legislative Building news conference in Raleigh to highlight the challenges of communities affected by what are known as “forever chemicals.”

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They include GenX, which has been used at the Chemours plant near Fayetteville.

State legislators, the Cape Fear Riverkeeper and a Fayetteville resident are also expected to speak.

Ruffalo is known for his roles in the “Avengers” movies. He also recently played an environmental defense attorney in “Dark Waters.”