Press Releases

DEQ to host a public hearing on Duke Energy landfill permit for Mayo Coal Ash Impoundment Closure

Monday, July 19, 2021

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) will host a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, August 10, on a draft solid waste permit for a new, lined landfill at the Mayo Steam Electric Plant. The draft permit will include Duke Energy’s construction and operation of a new landfill (called the Ash Basin Landfill) for the disposal of excavated coal ash at the Mayo facility. Members of the public are invited to attend the hearing online or by phone and provide their comments on the proposed permit.

Colonial Pipeline increases estimate of gasoline release near Huntersville

Friday, April 16, 2021

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will require additional actions by Colonial Pipeline after new data shows the amount of gasoline released in Mecklenburg County’s Oehler Nature Preserve exceeds Colonial’s 1.2 million-gallon estimate. DEQ will pursue appropriate enforcement actions based on the continuing investigation and remediation activities.

DEQ to host a public hearing on new landfill permit for Duke’s Allen Steam Station Closure Actions

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) will host a public hearing on Tuesday, May 4, on a draft solid waste permit for the first of three new landfills at the Allen Steam Station. The draft permit will include Duke Energy’s construction and operation of the first new landfill (called the North Starter Landfill) for the disposal of excavated coal ash at the Allen Steam Station. Members of the public are invited to attend the public hearing online or by phone and provide their comments on the proposed permit.

DEQ, EPA and Multistate Trust to Hold Public Meeting about Kerr-McGee Site in Navassa

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

RALEIGH – State and federal officials together with Multistate Trust representatives will hold two online public meetings regarding the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp – Navassa Superfund site on Tuesday, March 23. Topics will include Operable Unit 1 update, recent and upcoming sampling activities, work progress and plans for 2021, utility line construction, and property conveyance process.

DEQ reviewing Colonial Pipeline’s New Estimated Release Volume and Comprehensive Site Assessment

Thursday, January 21, 2021

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has received the required Comprehensive Site Assessment (CSA), submitted by Colonial Pipeline on Jan. 20, which provides an estimated volume of 1.2 million gallons of gasoline released from the August 14, 2020, spill in Mecklenburg County’s Oehler Nature Preserve near Huntersville’s town limits. Both the CSA and estimated volume released are under review by DEQ’s technical staff.

Online public information meeting to be held January 27 about expanded asbestos sampling in Davidson

Thursday, January 14, 2021

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management, along with the Environmental Protection Agency and Town of Davidson, will co-host an online public information meeting on January 27 to discuss asbestos-contaminated soil removal activities following recent expanded soil sampling for asbestos within one-quarter mile of the former Carolina Asbestos Corporation site in Davidson.

Online public information meeting to be held December 15 about expanded asbestos sampling in Davidson

Friday, December 4, 2020

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management, along with the Environmental Protection Agency and Town of Davidson, will co-host an online public information meeting on December 15 to discuss the results and next steps following recent expanded soil sampling for asbestos within one-quarter mile of the former Carolina Asbestos Corporation site in Davidson.

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