Land Condemnation

Law Affects Many Transportation Projects

On June 19, the North Carolina General Assembly ratified Governor McCrory’s revamp of state transportation planning and funding.  The new law is officially called “An Act to Strengthen the Economy through Strategic Transportation Investments,” or “Strategic Transportation Investments” for short. It is a response to an anticipated $1.7 billion funding shortfall for North Carolina’s roadways—and …

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HensonFuerst Attorney Speaks with Wake Forest Residents About Toxic Wells

On Friday, December 7, HensonFuerst attorney Anne Duvoisin  met with Wake Forest residents to discuss possible actions now that some local well water has been found to be contaminated with toxic chemicals. On November 7, 2012, we wrote about the frightening and infuriating news of water contamination in the Wake Forest neighborhood of Stony Hill. …

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  On December 4, 2012, there will be a public hearing on a new land condemnation project in Watauga and Ashe Counties.  The topic will be the proposed U.S. 221 widening project, from U.S. 421 in Deep Gap to U.S. 221 Business/N.C. 88 in Jefferson. This road widening project will affect the properties, businesses, and …

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Frightening and Infuriating Water Contamination in Wake Forest

Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a carcinogenic chemical, capable of causing liver tumors in laboratory animals. Although there have been no studies of the direct effects of TCE in humans, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified TCE as a “probable human carcinogen,” based on animal research and studies of individuals exposed to TCE on the …

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Looking for Answers in Wake Forest Well Water Contamination

At least 21 families are living with a threat of potential cancer after their wells have been found to be contaminated with TCE–a cancer-causing cleaning agent. According to an article on WRAL.com, the water was likely contaminated by two small circuit board assembly companies that were formerly located on Stony Hill Road near Wake Forest. …

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