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DEQ awards $11.5 million in Coastal Storm Damage Grants

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources (DWR) is awarding $11.5 million in grants to eight communities in coastal North Carolina for projects related to Hurricane Florence damage.

Civil Penalty assessed for B&L Farms Lagoon Breach

Monday, September 28, 2020

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources (DWR) issued the owner of B&L Farms a civil penalty assessment totaling more than $87,000. This is in response to the June 12 animal waste lagoon breach, which released an estimated three million gallons of animal waste in Sampson County.

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