Dark Waters: A Conversation with Mark Ruffalo, Rob Bilott & Emily Donovan of Clean Cape Fear

Wilmington area resident Emily Donovan, Co-Founder of Clean Cape Fear, joins Award-winning actor and producer Mark Ruffalo for a conversation about his forthcoming film, Dark Waters, at The Washington Post Live, along with the real-life crusader who inspired the film, Rob Bilott, a corporate defense attorney, who discovered a community was dangerously exposed for decades to deadly chemicals after following a trail of secrets implicating one of the world’s largest chemical corporations—Dupont. Sound familiar?

Emily Donovan will share the unfortunately similar experiences of a quarter million North Carolina residents living along the lower Cape Fear River who learned in 2017 that the river—their main source of drinking water—has also been contaminated for decades with these same toxic chemicals produced at the DuPont/Chemours manufacturing facility near Fayetteville, NC.

The three will share their campaign to spread awareness about the ongoing dangers of chemical contamination, like the one experienced in Southeastern North Carolina, as well as, other areas throughout the country.  


Tuesday, November 19 at 8:30 a.m.


Local residents can watch the livestream of The Washington Post Live for free here: wapo.st/darkwaters