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NCDEQ to begin testing New Hanover County groundwater for PFAS

State regulators this week said they plan to begin testing groundwater from monitoring wells in New Hanover County for the presence of PFAS compounds.

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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Bacteria concerns shuts down shellfishing in Lockwood Folly

Nearly 3,000 acres of shell-fishing waters in our area now closed indefinitely, leaving both commercial fishers and seafood dealers concerned about their livelihoods.
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Wrightsville Beach files lawsuit after GenX, compounds found in drinking water

GenX and other PFAS's have now been found in one of the wells the Town of Wrightsville Beach uses for its drinking water.

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.
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Neighbors, leaders share opposition to consent order as DEQ holds public meeeting

DEQ shared a host of new of information including the most recent consent order, filtration and bodily fluid contamination tests. However, it's that consent order that has many down the Cape Fear River still upset.
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NC DEQ: Changes made to car inspection process

Drivers may have shorter car inspection appointments in Brunswick County.

Will Chemours have to pay $12M to DEQ?

Will Chemours have to pay a $12 million civil penalty to the NCDEQ? It would be the largest penalty the agency has ever received from a single facility.
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Chemours to pay $13M penalty, settles with DEQ, River Watch

Chemours has reached an agreement with the State of North Carolina and The Cape Fear River Watch  on emission control, remediation efforts and ongoing health studies related to it's Fayetteville Works manufacturing site. The company has also agreed to pay $13 million to cover a civil penalty and investigative costs incurred by the state.

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