Press Releases

State seeks public feedback on Carolina Sunrock mining permit

Friday, October 18, 2019

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources (DEMLR) is seeking community feedback on Carolina Sunrock LLC’s application for a mining permit for a crushed stone quarry located near Prospect Hill in Caswell County.

DEQ, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service release draft restoration plan for Kerr-McGee site in Navassa

Thursday, October 17, 2019

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, along with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acting as Natural Resource Trustees, have released the draft restoration plan and environmental assessment that identifies proposed projects to restore natural resources damaged from releases at the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. Superfund site in Navassa.

DEQ Investigating 1,4 Dioxane Release

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is investigating the discharge of 1,4 dioxane reported by the City of Greensboro.

Sanford company recognized for environmental achievements

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

State environmental officials today recognized Pfizer, located in Sanford, for its outstanding environmental performance. Michael S. Regan, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, presented company officials with a plaque recognizing the facility as a 2019 Environmental Steward – one of only 31 facilities in North Carolina to earn the coveted designation for a commitment to superior environmental performance.

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