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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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EPA discusses possible regulations on toxic chemicals in drinking water

14 months of uncertainty, more than 600 wells tested, most of which were contaminated, a river polluted and thousands of people impacted. The US Environmental Protection Agency researching claims that Chemours is the reason behind it all.

Swimming alert issued for portion of Holden Beach

The state has issued a swimming alert for one portion of Holden Beach after tests showed high levels of bacteria.
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Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards

The Trump administration is proposing to roll back Obama-era mileage standards that were designed to make cars more fuel efficient and reduce pollution.

EPA: Cape Fear River not a swamp

The Cape Fear River in southeastern North Carolina is not a swamp after all.

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