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Water Quality

Duke Energy creates $10 million waterway fund

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Duke Energy says it's creating a $10 million fund for programs to improve and promote water quality and conservation in five states. Duke president Lynn Good said Wednesday the fund reflects the company's commitment to the environment. Nonprofit groups and local governments in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia can apply for the money. Full story...
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Pumping of flood water leads to beach warning at Oak Island

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videoState regulators want beach visitors to be aware of flood water that will be pumped to the ocean surf at two locations in Oak Island. Surfers and swimmers should avoid these sites. Full story...
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NC wants stricter water limits for toxic metals

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After years of delays, North Carolina regulators are moving to strengthen state water-quality standards to include tougher limits on toxic metals like those at issue following the recent coal ash spill into the Dan River. Full story...
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NC agency merging 2 water divisions, cuts likely

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North Carolina's environmental agency says it is merging two divisions that regulate water, concerning environmentalists. Full story...
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NC beaches rank No. 3 for water quality

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videoWe swim in some of the cleanest waters in the country, according to the Natural Resource Defense Council. A new report shows North Carolina ranks third in the nation in water quality. Full story...
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State honors CFPUA for high drinking water standards

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videoThe state today honored the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority among 49 water systems in North Carolina that have surpassed federal and state drinking water standards. Full story...
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CFPUA resumes underground water storage

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videoA man who believed his well water was making him sick may be one step closer to answers after getting the results of CFPUA testing. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New CFPUA well leading to 'nasty' water for some customers

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video A new irrigation well on Westbrook Ave. and Military Cutoff Road in Wilmington is already causing problems for customers. They say it's keeping them from using the water in their homes. CFPUA says it's received multiple complaints about the quality of the water and is trying to figure out what's going on. Full story...
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Surf City comes up short on beach water quality report

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video The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual water quality report today. The survey looks at 200 popular beach spots nationwide. Of the six rated locally, one scored significantly lower than the others. Full story...
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NC's first swimming advisory of 2012 issued for Banks Channel

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North Carolina's first advisory against swimming in 2012 was posted today at a sound-side site in New Hanover County, where state environmental health officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. Full story...
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