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Swimming alert issued for portion of Bald Head Island

A swimming alert has been issued at a sound-side site in Brunswick County that showed levels of bacteria higher than the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards.

EPA offers $50K for new ways to destroy PFAS in firefighting foam

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday announced an initiative that targets new ways to safely destroy per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) such as GenX.

EPA releases list of disinfectants to use against COVID-19

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

EPA updates PFAS Action Plan, criminal investigations underway

The Environmental Protection Agency has released an update on its PFAS Action Plan, which shows multiple criminal investigations are underway concerning PFAS-related pollution.

Report: Brunswick County tops national list for PFAS contamination

Drinking water in part of Brunswick County is considered the most toxic in the United States, according to new testing. Wilmington is ranked number 5.

Clean Cape Fear petitions EPA over PFAS like GenX

On Wednesday, Clean Cape Fear and several other groups joined the Green Science Policy Institute in petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate PFAS chemicals as hazardous wastes.

NC, 21 other states sue Trump administration over new coal rules

A coalition of 22 Democratic-led states has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants.

FDA food sampling finds ‘substantial’ PFAS contamination

The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe.

State requiring towns to manage emerging compounds in wastewater

State environmental officials are requiring towns with pretreatment programs in the Cape Fear River Basin to monitor for a set of emerging compounds starting this summer.

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Too little, too late? Bar owners react to Gov. Cooper’s Phase 3

Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that North Carolina will move into Phase 3 of COVID-19 reopening on Friday, allowing some businesses to reopen for the first time since March.

COVID-19 assistance for farmers market operators and local food hubs

Beginning Oct. 1, farmers markets operators and local food hubs can apply for assistance through the COVID-19 Emergency Aid for Farmers Market Operators and Local Food Hubs program.

Person falls off Oak Island Pier, clings to piling until rescued

A man was rescued from the ocean Wednesday morning after they fell off the end of the Oak Island Pier, according to Oak Island Water Rescue. 

‘Negative, uncivil’: Voters react to chaotic first 2020 presidential debate

People around the nation and right here in the Cape Fear are still digesting the fiery debate Tuesday night between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.