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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.
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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.
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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.

Chemours ordered to reduce air emissions to curb GenX contamination

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality has issued a notice of violation to Chemours Fayetteville Works ordering the company to immediately take new measures to control additional sources of GenX.

NC farm owner cited in nearly one-million-gallon hog waste spill

The owner of a Jones County pig farm was fined more than $60,000 after he discharged nearly one million gallons of hog waste into a nearby wooded area, according to the NCDEQ.
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Neighbors frustrated fire off at Bladen County GenX forum

New test results are coming from what experts say. None of them talk about the affects of GenX though. That left many neighbors still concerned as they grow tired of having to live with the faucets turned off.

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