16 hours ago
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EPA sends ‘letter of concern’ to NC regulators over hog farms

The 25-page letter to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality says it has not done enough to reduce stench, flies and other problems.
An aerial photo circa 1965 of the Holtrachem facility in Riegelwood that has been designated a Superfund site. (Photo: NCDEQ)
5 months ago
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Public feedback sought on cleanup for Superfund site in Columbus County

State and federal environmental agencies are asking for public feedback on a plan to clean up environmental contamination at a Superfund site in Columbus County.
8 months ago
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EPA issues tighter limits for industrial chemical in water

Federal regulators are tightening limits for human exposure to an industrial chemical used for decades in such consumer products as non-stick pans, stain-resistant carpets and microwave popcorn bags.
10 months ago
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Flint residents await interviews with federal investigators

Federal investigators are heading to Flint, Michigan, this weekend to interview residents who complained early on to the federal government about problems with the city's water supply.
12 months ago
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EPA regional administrator resigns amid Flint water crisis

An administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency has resigned amid the crisis over Flint, Michigan's toxic drinking water, said the agency, which also blasted the state and city's responses as "inadequate."
1 year ago
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10,000+ More VW Vehicles Have Emissions Cheating Mechanisms: EPA

EPA: More Volkswagon cars under investigation
Enterococci Bacteria
1 year ago
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Nine swimming advisories lifted in New Hanover County

State recreational water quality officials Wednesday lifted four water quality swimming advisories and nine alerts in New Hanover County. However, there are still some places that are off-limits.
(Map: Natural Resource Trustee Council)
1 year ago
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Agencies to update community on Navassa Superfund cleanup

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources (NCDENR) and the Multistate Environmental Response Trust will host a public meeting Tuesday to provide an update on the EPA-led cleanup of the Kerr-McGee Superfund Site in Navassa.
1 year ago
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Feds, Duke Energy settle on pollution at coal-burning plants

The largest US electric company and the Obama administration are settling a 15-year-old legal case over claims that Duke Energy violated federal clean air laws by modifying coal-fired power generators without required air pollution controls.
1 year ago
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UNCW awarded $400K grant from EPA

The University of North Carolina Wilmington was one of six universities awarded grant money to study ecological impacts of manufactured chemicals, among other topics.