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Public urged to avoid algal blooms in Chowan River area

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Officials with the N.C. Division of Water Resources are urging the public to avoid contact with green or blue water in the Chowan River due to an algal bloom that has lingered in the area since June 20. The bloom is located about 12 miles upstream of Edenton, however, algae can easily move to other areas.

State seeks public feedback on Duke Energy’s Cape Fear Plant permit

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Officials with the N.C. Division of Water Resources are seeking public feedback on a draft wastewater permit for the Cape Fear Steam Electric Power Plant in Moncure, N.C. The facility discharges treated industrial wastewater and stormwater to the Cape Fear River in Chatham County.

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC announces public meetings scheduled for proposed pipeline that would impact Rockingham and Alamance counties

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Officials with the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality are encouraging communities in Alamance and Rockingham counties to attend upcoming meetings being held by the company that wants to extend the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from Virginia into North Carolina. Engaging early in the review process gives citizens a greater opportunity to weigh in on permitting decisions made by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, which is the agency that will determine whether the project can move forward.

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