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Permit for water treatment system issued for Chemours site

North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit for a water treatment system at the Chemours Fayetteville Works site to remove so-called forever chemicals from a contaminated stream.

DEQ approves closure plans for six coal ash sites in North Carolina

After a review and public participation process, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has approved the closure plans detailing the excavation of coal ash impoundments at six Duke facilities.

CFPUA calls Chemours’ draft wastewater discharge permit a ‘partial measure’

On Monday, CFPUA submitted comments on a draft permit that would allow Chemours to discharge as much as 1.58 million gallons of wastewater a day into the Cape Fear River from a treatment system Chemours says will reduce per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in surface water.

County: Water samples tested below PFAS state heath level after Chemours spill

On Friday, Brunswick County shared information about the test results for two additional water samples staff collected in July following notification about a suspected sediment spill due to construction at the Chemours Fayetteville Works Plant.

CFPUA: NCDEQ is ‘looking into’ recent Chemours sediment spill

State regulators told CFPUA that they are looking into Chemours’s report of a release of sediment earlier this week during work related to PFAS remediation at the company’s Fayetteville Works Plant.

CFPUA starts daily PFAS monitoring after Chemours spills sediment into river

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has begun daily PFAS testing after Chemours reported an increased amount of sediment was spilled into the Cape Fear River from its Fayetteville Works plant Wednesday night. 

NCDEQ wants public comment on Chemours water treatment permit

The Department of Environmental Quality is drafting a discharge permit on a water treatment system at Chemours Fayetteville Works site, and they want to hear from you.

DEQ issues violation notice to Chemours for improperly disposing contaminants

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a notice of violation and intent to enforce to the Chemours Company for failure to ensure proper waste disposal.

Swimming alert issued for portion of Holden Beach

State water quality officials Wednesday are alerting the public that initial testing at an oceanside site in Brunswick County showed levels of bacteria exceeding the state’s and EPA’s standards.

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Save Our Hospital, Inc. takes final shot against NHRMC sale

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Tillis, Cunningham spar over vacant SCOTUS seat and police reform in second Senate debate

Sen. Thom Tillis (R) and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham took part in the second North Carolina Senate race debate on Tuesday, September 22 in Raleigh.

President Donald Trump bans offshore drilling in North Carolina through 2032

For the past several years, many people along our coast have been concerned about the possibility of oil drilling just offshore.