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Company no longer seeking permit for methyl bromide fumigation in Delco

In spring 2018, Malec Brothers Transport applied for the air quality permit in reference to its Fumigation Facility.
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New Hanover County first in NC to partner with DEQ for new water sampling...

A new day for a local landfill. New Hanover County Environmental Managers announced a new partnership with the DEQ to sample wastewater for chemicals like Gen-X.
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Chemours to pay $13M penalty, settles with DEQ, River Watch

Chemours has reached an agreement with the State of North Carolina and The Cape Fear River Watch  on emission control, remediation efforts and ongoing health studies related to it's Fayetteville Works manufacturing site. The company has also agreed to pay $13 million to cover a civil penalty and investigative costs incurred by the state.

Research finds GenX in one type of young fish, not others

A little-studied industrial compound is in a lake near the North Carolina chemical plant where it's manufactured, but a state environmental study isn't finding much in the young fish living there.

DEQ: Part of Cape Fear River reclassified as ‘swamp’

A major portion of the Cape Fear River in our area is now being classified as a swamp. Wilmington City council members are not happy about it.

NCDEQ investigating reason behind White Lake fish kill

According to the NC Department of Environmental Quality, state officials are now investigating a Bladen County fish kill, where thousands of dead fish washed up on the shore of White Lake.

‘We don’t want it’: Neighbors voice concerns to company on chemical emission request

A public hearing turned heated in Delco Wednesday as neighbors shouted their oppositions to a lumber transport company's request to use the reportedly toxic chemical methyl bromide for fumigation.
The sign at the Chemours facility near Fayetteville (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)

DEQ secretary makes case for additional GenX funding

Regulators will likely make public within a week the first batch of air monitoring results from Chemours’ Fayetteville Works emissions, a N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) official told legislators on Thursday.

Drilling opponents converge on NC federal meeting

Hundreds of environmentalists opposed to the Trump administration proposal to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic and other ocean waters converged Monday to press their case at the federal government's only public meeting for input in North Carolina.

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