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EPA: Cape Fear River not a swamp

The Cape Fear River in southeastern North Carolina is not a swamp after all.
The sign at the Chemours facility near Fayetteville (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)

State not consulted before Chemours offered ‘quick fix’ to tainted well homeowners

A decision by Chemours to offer granular activated carbon filtration systems to nearby residents with tainted well water was not approved by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.
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GenX found in fish in lake near Chemours site

State documents show that a potentially harmful chemical and a number of other compounds have been found in fish near a North Carolina chemical plant
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NCDEQ planning public hearings for two plants requesting methyl bromide permits

People who live in Wilmington and Columbus County will get the chance to learn more about the emission of methyl bromide in upcoming public hearings.
The sign at the Chemours facility near Fayetteville (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)

DEQ secretary makes case for additional GenX funding

Regulators will likely make public within a week the first batch of air monitoring results from Chemours’ Fayetteville Works emissions, a N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) official told legislators on Thursday.
Ploof Road remained closed to traffic in Leland on March 15, 2018. (Photo: Basil John/WWAY)video

Nearby drainage issue has Ploof Road reopening on hold

A storm drainage problem on another piece of property is causing delays for the reopening of Ploof Road in Leland.
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DEQ officials visit Wilmington to hear public input on new coal ash dumping rules

New rules would require companies to release hazard material results from dumpsites on a public website instead of just to the DEQ.
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Workshop to discuss Navassa Superfund site this weekend

The process of cleaning up the Kerr-McGee Superfund Site in Navassa has been in the works for years.
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Legislature adjourns as no compromise made to fund research on GenX

Two bills passed to deal with researching GenX. They both differ on who will do the research. One lawmaker says the Senate has made an effort to negotiate.

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