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Meeting discusses wastewater discharge into Brunswick River

H2GO is seeking a permit to release wastewater into the Brunswick River. People on both sides of the issue came prepared to defend their stances tonight in front of the Division of Environmental Quality who will take everything into consideration before making a decision on the permit.
4 days ago
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Volkswagen: Judge says exec will flee to Germany if released

The judge ruled that 48-year-old Oliver Schmidt was too great a risk to flee to Germany, where prosecutors said the U.S. could not extradite him.
4 days ago
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EPA: Fiat Chrysler software defeats pollution controls

The U.S. government is accusing Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act.
4 days ago
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Greek shipping companies fined $2.7 million after inspection at Port of Wilmington

Two Greek shipping companies were sentenced today to pay corporate penalties totaling $2.7 million after being convicted for obstructing justice, violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, tampering with witnesses and conspiracy.
Offshore drilling
1 week ago
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Obama admin blocks seismic surveys in Atlantic Ocean

The Obama administration is denying permits for energy companies to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean to map potential drilling sites for oil and natural gas.
State Port of Wilmington
1 month ago
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Ship engineers sentenced for interfering with inspection at Wilmington Port

Two engineers from the Philippines will spend time in prison for interfering with a U.S. Coast Guard inspection at the Port of Wilmington.
Coal Ash
2 months ago
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Duke Energy to keep dry coal ash in place at 10 power plants

Duke Energy plans to cap unlined and potentially leaking coal ash pits at 10 generating plants in North Carolina and Indiana, while excavating its sites in Kentucky and South Carolina.
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4 months ago
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Pollution woes prompt pension fund to dump Duke Energy stock

One of the world's largest investment funds is dumping its shares in Duke Energy Corp. because it sees too much risk in what it called the largest U.S. electric company's history of environmental damage.
Photo: Peter Dutton / CC BY 2.0
4 months ago
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Sewer spills in Leland and Carolina Shores during Hermine

Two towns are reporting sewer spills after flooding from Tropical Storm Hermine.
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.