Press Releases

Water quality swimming alerts issued in Carteret County

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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

Wake Stone Public Hearing Reminder

Friday, June 19, 2020

The Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources (DEMLR) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 23 to receive comments on the Wake Stone Corporation application for modification to Permit 92-10.  Members of the public can participate online or listen via telephone.

DEQ issues Notice of Violation to Chemours for improper waste disposal

Thursday, June 18, 2020

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a notice of violation and intent to enforce to the Chemours Company for failure to ensure proper waste disposal. A recent investigation found that Chemours failed to perform analytical testing for PFAS contamination before transporting multiple loads of soil and other yard waste from the Fayetteville Works facility for disposal in an unlined landfill.

DEQ issues Notice of Violation on Federal Building Sewage Discharge

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources has issued a notice of violation to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for the unauthorized discharge of wastewater from the Terry Sanford Federal Building in Raleigh.

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