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Dan River Natural Resource Trustees Seek Public Comment on Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment

Friday, July 26, 2019

As Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) trustees, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are seeking the public’s input on the draft restoration plan and environmental assessment related to the 2014 Dan River coal ash spill. The draft restoration plan considers projects to restore damaged natural resources or replace resource services lost as a result of the spill. The NRDAR process is separate from closure and cleanup activities.

Water quality swimming advisory issued for sound-side site in Dare County

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

An advisory against swimming was posted today at a sound-side site in Dare County where state recreational water quality officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards.

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