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State Issues Air Permit for Chemours to Install Thermal Oxidizer to Reduce PFAS Emissions

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The N.C . Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has issued a permit to Chemours for the installation and operation of a thermal oxidizer/scrubber system to reduce air emissions of PFAS and GenX at the Fayetteville Works Facility.  The permit incorporates the requirements of the consent order signed on February 25, 2019 to install the thermal oxidizer by December 31, 2019 and reduce all PFAS emissions by 99% beyond the 2017 baseline.  

N.C. Environmental Management Commission to meet March 13-14

Monday, March 11, 2019

The N.C . Environmental Management Commission will meet next week at the Archdale Building in downtown Raleigh. Commission committees will meet Wednesday, March 13, with the full commission meeting Thursday, March 14.

Rural Counties to Receive Water Infrastructure Funding

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced nearly $1 million in water infrastructure funding to help four communities in Madison, Robeson and Swain Counties take steps toward viable water infrastructure, improved water quality, and economic growth.

State Requests Comment on Belews Creek Draft Air Permit

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Air Quality is accepting public comment on a draft air permit for Duke Energy Carolinas Belews Creek Steam Station in Stokes County.  The proposed project includes adding natural gas co-firing capability to coal-fired Units 1 and 2 and the conversion of Auxiliary Boilers 1 and 2 to natural gas firing.  The comment period is open from March 4, 2019, until April 3, 2019.

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