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DEQ begins testing water in Sutton Lake

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality says it began testing the water in Sutton Lake near Wilmington Saturday after the Cape Fear River breached a dam around the coal ash pits.

Representative: Demand Chemours officials speak in Wilmington or shut the plant down

The company declined county commission Chairman Woody White and Mayor Bill Saffo's request to hold a meeting in Wilmington.

Court asked to monitor Chemours’ messages to plaintiffs

Lawyers for residents suing a company that makes a chemical that's been found in private wells near its North Carolina plant have asked a federal judge to supervise communications between the defendant and their clients.

NCDEQ requests court order against Chemours

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality filed a proposed court order against Chemours Monday.

North Carolina budget adjustments advance in the legislature

North Carolina Republicans advanced next year's state budget adjustments Tuesday, betting on agreed-to pay raises, tax cuts and school safety improvements to assure electoral success against Democrats in November.

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

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

NCDEQ investigating reason behind White Lake fish kill

According to the NC Department of Environmental Quality, state officials are now investigating a Bladen County fish kill, where thousands of dead fish washed up on the shore of White Lake.

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.

Public given chance to weigh in on Cape Fear River water transfer into Pender County basins

Public comments can still for the the state Environmental Management Commission until April 23rd.

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