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Public Hearing on H.F. Lee Coal Ash Beneficiation

Friday, July 6, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a public hearing Tuesday, July 10, on the proposed coal ash beneficiation project at the Duke Energy Progress’ H.F. Lee Steam Electric Plant. The hearing will be held in the Moffatt Auditorium on the Wayne Community College campus in Goldsboro. The public is invited to provide feedback on the plan to construct a fly ash processing facility at the plant.

REMINDER: Comment period closes July 11 on proposed court order against Chemours

Friday, July 6, 2018

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality wants to remind the public that the 30-day public comment period for the proposed order will conclude on July 11. DEQ filed a proposed court order on June 11 to require the Chemours Company to implement numerous measures to eliminate or reduce air emissions and water impacts caused by GenX and related compounds, and address contamination in and around the Fayetteville Works facility.

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.

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC announces public meetings scheduled for proposed pipeline that would impact Rockingham and Alamance counties

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Officials with the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality are encouraging communities in Alamance and Rockingham counties to attend upcoming meetings being held by the company that wants to extend the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from Virginia into North Carolina. Engaging early in the review process gives citizens a greater opportunity to weigh in on permitting decisions made by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, which is the agency that will determine whether the project can move forward.

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