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Tuesday, October 19, 2021


State: Chemours faces more than $300K in penalties due to violations

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality says Chemours faces more than $305,000 in penalties for exceeding the facility wide GenX annual air emissions limit.

Public comment period opens for Optima TH in Bladen County

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality is seeking public input on a draft permit for Optima TH to operate a gas upgrading system and flare in Tar Heel. 

Company no longer seeking permit for methyl bromide fumigation in Delco

In spring 2018, Malec Brothers Transport applied for the air quality permit in reference to its Fumigation Facility.

Community continues opposition to methyl bromide permit at 2nd DEQ meeting

Public comment on the the allowance of the permit ends May 18th.

State put Chemours on notice of pending air permit restrictions

NCDAQ moved to require Chemours to demonstrate within three weeks that air emissions at the Fayetteville Works facility can be controlled at a level that will halt contributions to groundwater violations.

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Sunset Beach councilwoman resigns during meeting over ‘lack of transparency’ and ‘skewed ethics’

Sunset Beach Town Councilwoman Jan Harris dramatically announced her resignation from the council Tuesday morning effective immediately.

Video captures dozens of sharks feeding below Surf City pier

While we all know sharks live in the ocean, capturing a close encounter with them is a neat experience.

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher adding new otters to exhibit

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will soon expand its otter exhibit.