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Public urged to avoid algal blooms in Chowan River area

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Officials with the N.C. Division of Water Resources are urging the public to avoid contact with green or blue water in the Chowan River due to an algal bloom that has lingered in the area since June 20. The bloom is located about 12 miles upstream of Edenton, however, algae can easily move to other areas.

State seeks public feedback on Duke Energy’s Cape Fear Plant permit

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Officials with the N.C. Division of Water Resources are seeking public feedback on a draft wastewater permit for the Cape Fear Steam Electric Power Plant in Moncure, N.C. The facility discharges treated industrial wastewater and stormwater to the Cape Fear River in Chatham County.

State extends public comment period for Duke Energy draft consent orders

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The state Department of Environmental Quality has extended the public comment periods for two draft consent orders that will establish agreements for Duke Energy to drain coal ash ponds more quickly at the company’s Buck, Belews Creek, Mayo and Roxboro facilities. The consent orders will allow the utility to close out the impoundments earlier than the deadline that is required by the state Coal Ash Management Act.

State seeks public feedback on Duke Energy’s Buck Steam Station permits

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public feedback on two draft stormwater permits and a draft wastewater permit for Duke Energy’s Buck Combined Cycle Station. The Rowan County facility discharges to the Yadkin River in the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin.   

Awards honor outstanding water protection efforts

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Officials with the N.C. Division of Water Resources have announced the recipients of the state’s annual Source Water Protection awards that recognize individuals and organizations that take exceptional measures to protect sources of public drinking water.

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