"Dark Waters" Actor And Producer Mark Ruffalo Speaks At Thalian Hall

Feb 20, 2020

This week the actor and producer of ‘Dark Waters’ – Mark Ruffalo – was in Wilmington for a panel discussion on PFAS and water contamination and why he chose to make the film. 

There was not an empty seat in Thalian Hall Tuesday night when the actor known for such films as The Avengers, Captain Marvel, and Date Night took the stage.

As he spoke on why he made the film, he pointed to four young cancer survivors in the front row.  He had met with them earlier in the evening. Ruffalo believes PFAS can cause cancer.

“These kids are afraid of the very essence of life. And I thank them and I met their parents, their families, who come from all different walks of life, all different political stripes. And they all understand the importance of this. But it’s really them. They’re the ones we have to think about. They’re the ones I implore Chemours, DuPont, and the state legislature to think about. Because they are your kids too….”

Actor and producer Mark Ruffalo, speaking at Thalian Hall.

‘Dark Waters’ is the true story of a corporate defense attorney who takes on an environmental lawsuit against DuPont that exposes a lengthy history of pollution in Parkersburg, West Virginia.  Vince Winkel, WHQR News.

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