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Wastewater

Feds override NC on draining coal ash dumps

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Federal environmental officials spurred North Carolina regulators to reverse course on a policy allowing Duke Energy to drain massive amounts of polluted wastewater from its coal ash dumps directly into the state's rivers and lakes. Full story...
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3.5m gallons of sewage in Haw River in Burlington

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Officials say 3.5 million gallons of wastewater has spilled into the Haw River after a break in a line at a treatment plant in Burlington. Full story...
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Sewer system overflow leaks into Greenfield Lake

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Approximately 1,000 gallons of diluted wastewater overflowed into Greenfield Lake Saturday. Full story...
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Energy exploration bill returns to NC Senate panel

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Supporters of a bill to allow permits for underground natural gas exploration in North Carolina say the legislation would cause energy companies to consider drilling in the state. Full story...
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Wastewater overflows at CFPUA plant; sludge reaches Cape Fear River

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video The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has stopped a sanitary sewer overflow that started at a wastewater treatment plan on River Road Sunday. Full story...
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