Press Releases

Public urged to avoid algal blooms in Albemarle Sound area

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

State officials with the N.C. Division of Water Resources are urging the public to avoid contact with green or blue water in the Albemarle Sound and adjoining waterbodies due to an algal bloom that has lingered in the area since May 14, 2019.

DEQ announces issuance of H.F. Lee wastewater permit

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today issued the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater permit for Duke Energy Progress, LLC’s H.F. Lee Energy Complex in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Air Permit Issued for Cape Fear Coal Ash Beneficiation facility in Chatham County

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality has issued an air permit for the coal ash beneficiation project at Duke Energy Progress’s former Cape Fear Power Station in Moncure, North Carolina. The permit applies to the installation and operation of a Staged Turbulent Air Reactor (STAR) to convert fly ash for use in cement.  In response to public comments, the Division of Air Quality staff revised the original draft permit to include additional recordkeeping and reporting. 

Lower Neuse River seeing distressed fish

Thursday, May 23, 2019

State officials are investigating a fish kill in the lower portion of the Neuse River near Havelock in the areas of Flanners Beach and Carolina Pines. 

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