Press Releases

Water quality swimming alert issued for sound-side site in Beaufort County

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

State recreational water quality officials today are alerting the public that initial testing at a sound-side site in Beaufort County showed levels of bacteria exceeding the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards.

Public Hearing on draft permit for Enviva Pellets Sampson facility on July 15

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a public meeting and public hearing on Monday, July 15, on a draft permit for Enviva Pellets Sampson, LLC.  The facility has applied for modifications of the existing Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit to incorporate air pollution control equipment and an increase in production.

DEQ, EPA and Multistate Trust to Hold Public Meeting about Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp Site in Navassa

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

State and federal officials together with Multistate Trust representatives will hold a public meeting regarding the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp – Navassa Superfund site on Tuesday, June 25. Topics will include environmental investigation reports, 2019 work and plans, Environmental Protection Agency’s Record of Decision (ROD) activities, and marketing of the site for sale and reuse.

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