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

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

State and federal officials together with Multistate Trust representatives will hold a public meeting regarding the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp – Navassa Superfund site on Tuesday, June 25. Topics will include environmental investigation reports, 2019 work and plans, Environmental Protection Agency’s Record of Decision (ROD) activities, and marketing of the site for sale and reuse.

Water quality swimming alert issued for sound-side site in Beaufort County

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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

Public urged to avoid algal blooms in Albemarle Sound area

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

State officials with the N.C. Division of Water Resources are urging the public to avoid contact with green or blue water in the Albemarle Sound and adjoining waterbodies due to an algal bloom that has lingered in the area since May 14, 2019.

DEQ announces issuance of H.F. Lee wastewater permit

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today issued the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater permit for Duke Energy Progress, LLC’s H.F. Lee Energy Complex in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Air Permit Issued for Cape Fear Coal Ash Beneficiation facility in Chatham County

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality has issued an air permit for the coal ash beneficiation project at Duke Energy Progress’s former Cape Fear Power Station in Moncure, North Carolina. The permit applies to the installation and operation of a Staged Turbulent Air Reactor (STAR) to convert fly ash for use in cement.  In response to public comments, the Division of Air Quality staff revised the original draft permit to include additional recordkeeping and reporting. 

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