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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.
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Short on solutions, long on blame in 2nd shutdown weekend

President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other, as the disruption in federal services and public employees' pay slogs into another weekend.
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NC environmental chief: Chemours must change its ways

North Carolina's top environmental official hopes one of the country's largest chemical companies will change how it operates now that it has been hit with the largest penalty a polluter has had to pay the state.

EPA releases new tool to test, treat GenX, other compounds in drinking water

The EPA says it has an updated and validated way to test for four additional PFAS compounds, including GenX, in drinking water.

Swimming alerts issued for some Brunswick County beaches

Water samples collected Wednesday showed elevated bacteria levels that exceed state and EPA standards at these beaches.

Swimming advisory lifted for Bald Head Island, alerts issued in Oak Island

State recreational water quality officials announced today that bacteria levels at swimming sites in Bald Head Island meet state and Environmental Protection Agency standards for swimming and other contact with the water.

Castle Hayne site removed from Superfund list

The former site of a chemical company in New Hanover County is one of 22 properties no longer on the the federal Superfund's National Priorities List.

EPA drops 26 North Carolina counties from emissions program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped 26 counties from North Carolina's requirement for vehicle emissions inspections.

EPA OKs emergency fuel waiver for North Carolina

On Tuesday, EPA approved emergency fuel waiver requests on behalf of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ahead of Hurricane Florence.

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