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DEQ Issues Notice of Violation to Chemours

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is taking enforcement actions against Chemours for failing to meet conditions of the Consent Order and the NPDES wastewater discharge permit related to the treatment system installed at Old Outfall 002 in September 2020.

N.C. Oil and Gas Commission to meet February 9

Monday, January 25, 2021

The North Carolina Oil and Gas Commission will meet virtually on Tuesday, February 9. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The public may join the meeting by computer or phone.

DEQ reviewing Colonial Pipeline’s New Estimated Release Volume and Comprehensive Site Assessment

Thursday, January 21, 2021

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has received the required Comprehensive Site Assessment (CSA), submitted by Colonial Pipeline on Jan. 20, which provides an estimated volume of 1.2 million gallons of gasoline released from the August 14, 2020, spill in Mecklenburg County’s Oehler Nature Preserve near Huntersville’s town limits. Both the CSA and estimated volume released are under review by DEQ’s technical staff.

Online public information meeting to be held January 27 about expanded asbestos sampling in Davidson

Thursday, January 14, 2021

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management, along with the Environmental Protection Agency and Town of Davidson, will co-host an online public information meeting on January 27 to discuss asbestos-contaminated soil removal activities following recent expanded soil sampling for asbestos within one-quarter mile of the former Carolina Asbestos Corporation site in Davidson.

Division of Water Resources Issues Notice of Violation to DC Mills Farms, Inc.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources (DWR) issued a Notice of Violation and Intent to Enforce to DC Mills Farms, Inc. related to a December 21 animal waste lagoon failure. Due to the lagoon failure, DC Mills Farm released an estimated one million gallons of untreated animal waste in Jones County.

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