59 F
Wilmington
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Tags EPA

Tag: EPA

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.

State lifts swimming advisory near Kure Beach Pier

An advisory against swimming was posted on Thursday at an ocean-side site in New Hanover County.

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.

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.

Potential carcinogen released into the Cape Fear River basin

North Carolina environmental officials are investigating a report by Greensboro that a carcinogenic chemical was released during wastewater treatment by a company.

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.

EPA hits Chemours for not notifying on new compounds

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.

EPA outlines plan for dealing with toxic chemicals in water

Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it would move toward setting safety limits for a class of highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water in several states.

Groups petition to remove ‘swamp water’ classification on lower Cape Fear

Groups are petitioning the state to remove the "swamp waters" classification from 15 miles of the lower Cape Fear River flowing past Wilmington.

Most Read

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.