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A chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial compounds, the agency said this week.
It's not every day a huge crowd shows up to an early afternoon meeting at Leland Town Hall, but that was the case Thursday. The big talker was the Cape Fear Skyway.
The Henrietta III, now the Captain J.P. III, which used to sit on the Cape Fear River, was recovered after getting stuck under a bridge on the Hudson River.
Chemours is shipping GenX from its facility in the Netherlands to its Fayetteville Works site in Bladen County.
You may remember a replica steamboat that used to sit on the Cape Fear River in Downtown Wilmington named the Henrietta III. It's now called the Captain J.P. III and it was stuck under a bridge on the Hudson River early Friday.
Groups are petitioning the state to remove the "swamp waters" classification from 15 miles of the lower Cape Fear River flowing past Wilmington.
The upcoming year should see transportation officials select the preferred route for a new crossing of the Cape Fear River.
From holding Chemours accountable for dumping GenX in the Cape Fear River to recovering from Hurricane Florence, it's been quite a year for North Carolina.
Will Chemours have to pay a $12 million civil penalty to the NCDEQ? It would be the largest penalty the agency has ever received from a single facility.