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DEQ approves first three closure plans under historic coal ash settlement

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

RALEIGH – After a thorough review and public participation process, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has approved the closure plans detailing the excavation of coal ash impoundments at three Duke Energy facilities – Cliffside/Rogers Energy Complex, Marshall Steam Station and Mayo Steam Station. DEQ has determined that the closure plans meet the requirements of the Coal Ash Management Act (CAMA) and are protective of public health and the environment.

DEQ and EPA to sample more residential properties in Davidson for asbestos

Friday, April 24, 2020

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management (DEQ), along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will offer free asbestos soil sampling to property owners in the residential area within one-quarter mile of the former Carolina Asbestos Corporation site in Davidson.

Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board to meet May 18

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board will hold its meeting Monday, May 18, remotely via teleconference, in place of an in-person meeting. The public is invited to listen to the meeting online or by phone. Additional information, including the meeting agenda, will be made available on the Board’s website.

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