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NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources

McCrory shuffles NC business, environment heads

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videoNorth Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is shuffling the heads of two state agencies that report to him. Full story...
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DENR reclassifies Sutton Lake, raises dam hazard level

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video State regulators have reclassified Sutton Lake in New Hanover County in a move that environmentalists hope means greater protection from possible pollution from a nearby power plant. Full story...
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Environmental groups want dam hazard ratings raised at Sutton Lake

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videoEnvironmental groups have asked state regulators to raise the dam hazard ratings for the coal ash dams at Duke Energy's L.V. Sutton Plant in New Hanover County. Full story...
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NC moves to fine Duke over coal ash pollution near Wilmington

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videoDuke Energy is feeling the heat from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The agency sent a letter to Duke today saying the company must start addressing groundwater contamination issues from the Sutton steam plant. Full story...
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DENR issues directive to clean up coal ash

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videoNorth Carolina's environmental agency is asking Duke Energy to submit plans for moving coal ash from four of its waste pits. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources also issued Duke a directive Wednesday to increase drinking water testing at the company's ash dumps. Full story...
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NC state agencies having phone, email outages

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A number of state agency offices in Raleigh have been hit with telephone and email problems. Full story...
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7,500 gallons of wastewater overflows into Lake Waccamaw after sewer spills

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Lake Waccamaw leaders are awaiting water test results after they say thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed into Lake Waccamaw when it rained following two sanitary sewer spills. Full story...
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EPA was concerned about NC deal on Duke ash dumps

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The US Environmental Agency expressed concern last year that a proposed deal between North Carolina regulators and Duke Energy to settle pollution violations at two of the company's coal ash dumps was too lenient. Full story...
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Regulators say Duke pumped coal ash at Cape Fear plant

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North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit near the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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