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Pollution

Mothers United holds kickoff event

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videoA group of Wilmington mothers is not happy about the pollution levels in New Hanover County. Mothers United, a group branching off of Stop Titan, held its first event today to promote a healthy environment for area children to grow up in. Full story...
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NC man pleads guilty to dumping contaminated soil

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A Jones County farmer has pleaded guilty to polluting federally protected wetlands by dumping up to 60 truckloads of petroleum-contaminated dirt. Full story...
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Columbus County leads state in air pollution

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A recent report says Columbus County is tops for toxic air pollution in the Tar Heel State. Full story...
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Wilmington site added to EPA's Superfund list

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A New Hanover County business's property is among six new hazardous sites in the southeast added to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund site. Full story...
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Public may comment on health assessment of Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation NPL site

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The NC Division of Public Health is conducting a public health assessment for the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation National Priorities List site in Navassa, Brunswick County. The final draft report is available for public review and comment through July 25. Full story...
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Wildfire continues to blaze at NC nature preserve

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A wildfire in eastern North Carolina is continuing to grow even as emergency crews work to contain the blaze. Full story...
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Air pollution warning grows as wildfire burns

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Drifting smoke from a persistent wildfire has prompted North Carolina officials to extend an air pollution advisory across an even broader swath of the state. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners to talk pollution with EPA

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County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield and Commissioner Rick Catlin are on their way to Washington, DC, to talk to the EPA about the region's air quality. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission gets input on pollution issue

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videoSpring is in the air, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, so is a dangerous amount of sulfur dioxide. Full story...
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Community speaks out on Wilmington air quality

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video The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources held a public meeting Tuesday night to discuss air quality in the Cape Fear. Since federal air quality standards were changed last June, parts of the region do not meet the new requirements. Full story...
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Creative solutions to endless pollution

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video With the rising temperatures and clear skies, many folks are making their way to the beach. Wrightsville Beach says they are trying to clean up their act and they are hoping their creative strategies will mean less litter. Full story...
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Butts on Wrightsville Beach

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video 20 minutes. That’s all the time it takes Danielle Richardet and her daughter to collect 526 cigarette butts from Wrightsville Beach bringing their 21 day total of butts collected from the shore to 9,253. Full story...
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