Sludge being put back into Carolina Beach Lake
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — People in Carolina beach were surprised to see an excavator putting sludge back into the Carolina Beach Lake yesterday.
Work to dredge the lake and make it deeper has been at a standstill for several weeks as the town looks for a new spot to dispose of waste.
Mayor Dan Wilcox says they need to return the barges being used to avoid additional costs from the contractor. At this time they can’t move the material to any other site so their only option is to put the sludge back into the lake.
Wilcox says it is a very small amount and the project will restart as soon as possible.