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North Carolina’s Brownfields Program celebrates 20 years of recycling abandoned properties

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Since 1997, the North Carolina Brownfields Program has been turning contaminated properties into viable, successful businesses and community areas. The program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, works with prospective developers who did not cause or contribute to contamination of an abandoned or unused property they wish to redevelop. A brownfields agreement limits the liability of a prospective developer so the developer can remove or reduce contamination on the property so it can be reused safely.

Latest test results show concentrations of GenX in Camp Dixie’s lake, Marshwood Lake and Hall Park baseball field’s well

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

State officials received surface water test results from the recreational lake at Camp Dixie in Bladen County showing concentrations of GenX of 620 parts per trillion. Surface water results from Marshwood Lake in Cumberland County showed concentrations of GenX at 915 parts per trillion while the Hall Park baseball field well water showed concentrations of 53.6 parts per trillion.

State seeks to stop additional chemical discharges into the Cape Fear River

Thursday, August 31, 2017

As part of its ongoing investigation, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality this week urged Chemours to stop discharging two additional chemical compounds into the Cape Fear River. The compounds were identified in the company’s waste stream by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency preliminary analysis shared with the state this week.

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