Press Releases

State investigating swine farm wastewater spill

Friday, September 1, 2017

Officials with the N.C. Division of Water Resources are investigating a spill of wastewater at a Jones County swine farm, which resulted in a discharge to the Trent River. The cause and volume of the wastewater discharge have not yet been determined.  

Region 4 Strategic Habitat Area Advisory Committee to meet

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Region 4 Strategic Habitat Area Advisory Committee to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Wilmington Regional Office, 127 Cardinal Drive Extension, Wilmington.

State seeks to stop additional chemical discharges into the Cape Fear River

Thursday, August 31, 2017

As part of its ongoing investigation, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality this week urged Chemours to stop discharging two additional chemical compounds into the Cape Fear River. The compounds were identified in the company’s waste stream by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency preliminary analysis shared with the state this week.

State urge caution for recreational water users after rain events

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The N.C. Division of Water Resources urges caution for people recreating in rivers, lakes and other natural water bodies after rain events predicted for today may result in localized flooding and contribute to sewer system overflows along North Carolina’s coast.

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