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DEQ files new proposed court order against Chemours

Monday, June 11, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality today filed a proposed court order to require the Chemours Company to implement numerous measures to eliminate or reduce air emissions and water impacts caused by GenX and related compounds, and address contamination in and around the Fayetteville Works facility.

County and municipality recycling numbers show 5 percent increase from last year

Friday, June 8, 2018

The state’s Recycling and Materials Management Section today released recycling numbers for all 100 counties and municipalities, showing a 5.3 percent increase in paper and container recycling as compared to the previous year. Local recycling programs collected more than 1.7 million tons of traditional and non-traditional materials last year.

Treatment of invasive Hydrilla to resume in Eno River

Friday, May 25, 2018

Herbicide treatment for an infestation of Hydrilla in the Eno River will resume today and continue through September. Hydrilla is a highly destructive, non-native aquatic plant that grows rapidly and creates thick mats on the surface of waterways. 

State extends public comment period for Duke Energy draft consent orders

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The state Department of Environmental Quality has extended the public comment periods for two draft consent orders that will establish agreements for Duke Energy to drain coal ash ponds more quickly at the company’s Buck, Belews Creek, Mayo and Roxboro facilities. The consent orders will allow the utility to close out the impoundments earlier than the deadline that is required by the state Coal Ash Management Act.

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