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EPA taking new action on PFAS chemicals

The proposed deadline for reporting PFAS data to EPA is one year following the effective date of the final rule.

Biden EPA nominee vows to preserve resources, boost economy

President Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency says he learned the importance of preserving the outdoors while hunting and fishing with his father and grandfather in rural North Carolina.

Home Depot to pay $20.8M fine for lax contractor oversight

Home Depot will pay a $20.8 million fine for failing to ensure that the contractors it hires to perform home renovations follow lead-safe work practices.

Biden picks North Carolina environmental chief to lead EPA

President-elect Joe Biden has offered the leadership of the Environmental Protection Agency to Michael Regan, a North Carolina regulator who's made a name pursuing cleanups of industrial toxins and helping low-income and minority communities hit hardest by pollution.

Environmental watchdog group alleges EPA allows company to violate environmental law

The watchdog group says Hongda Group, headquartered in High Point, failed to inform the EPA about the import of more than 100,000 pounds of the hazardous chemical anthraquinone.

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.

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Carolina Beach boardwalk amusement rides have officially opened to the public

The amusement rides on the Carolina Beach boardwalk are officially up and running for the summer season.

Debris left behind from devastating fire at Paradise Cove Condominiums is being torn down

More than 2 months have passed and today the debris left behind is finally being torn down.

UNCW program hopes to connect Wilmington residents with international students

UNCW is looking to connect its international students with local residents, in an effort to add more comfort to the college experience.

World’s largest swim lesson helps keep kids afloat

As we dive into summer, are area children ready for fun in the sun? With the help of the Nir Family YMCA, they will be. The YMCA partnered with Waves of Wilmington swim team to offer kids across New Hanover County free swim lessons.