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North Carolina orders Duke Energy to excavate all coal ash

The country's largest electric company is being ordered to excavate coal ash from all of its North Carolina power plant sites, slashing the risk of toxic chemicals leaking into water supplies but potentially adding billions of dollars to power bills.
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Public comment period winding down for proposed consent order with Chemours

The period for public comment regarding the proposed consent order with Chemours is winding down.
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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.
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Secretary Michael Regan stands against offshore drilling

At the top of the Harrelson building, North Carolina DEQ secretary Michael Regan wanted to let everyone know: offshore drilling can not happen here.

GenX in food? High levels of contamination found in farmer’s honey

A panel of experts is trying to get answers when it comes to GenX and how it is affecting you and your family.
The sign at the Chemours facility near Fayetteville (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)

DEQ orders Chemours to divert more wastewater based on new EPA report

An EPA report released today identified flourinated compounds coming from manufacturing areas inside Chemours' Fayetteville Works Facility.
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NC senators respond to Cooper administration’s GenX funding request

A group of Republican state senators today responded to a request from the Cooper administration for more money for two state agencies in the wake of the GenX investigation.
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State agencies ask outline funding request in wake of GenX investigation

The leaders of a pair of state agencies have sent a letter to legislators outlining their requests for more funding in the wake of the GenX investigation in southeastern North Carolina.
NCDEQ staff collect water samples collected to be tested for GenX from water at CFPUA's Sweeney Water Treatment Plant on June 22, 2017. (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/ WWAY)video

State gets data from first rounds of Cape Fear River GenX tests

State officials have received data from the first rounds of water samples collected in the Cape Fear River to test for GenX, but it will still be a while longer before the information is made public.

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