Chemours declines public meeting request, Chairman White and Mayor Saffo issue statement

Posted August 6, 2018 at 10:50 am     Category: County CommissionersNews Release

Below is a joint statement from Chairman Woody White and Mayor Bill Saffo:

“On July 19, 2018, we sent a joint letter to Chemours requesting that the company hold a meeting with local citizens to discuss the ‘progress made and future strategies to clean up our drinking water supply.’ We were disappointed to learn on Friday, August 3 that Chemours declined our request.

“We still believe that it is important for Chemours officials to come to the Lower Cape Fear Region to share with our citizens what is being done to rid our water supply of these harmful compounds and to answer questions directly from our citizens on this very important matter.

“Chemours did invite us to tour the Fayetteville Works facility; however, we are not interested in a tour. We are interested in having the questions on the minds of our citizens responded to directly.”

A copy of the letters Chairman White and Mayor Saffo received from Chemours can be viewed here.

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