The agreement ends litigation without changing the discharge permit issued to Chemours for the treatment of contaminated groundwater to reduce per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances entering the Cape Fear River.
With nearly 20% of N.C. Department of Environmental Quality jobs unfilled and hundreds of staff set to retire, cracks are revealed in permitting, regulatory functions.
East Carolina University and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality are among 32 recipients across the country that are to receive more than $9 million in pollution prevention grants from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Dr. Jane Hoppin is set to speak to the state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board Monday about a recent GenX study.
There are no active oil refinery facilities in the state and NCDEQ has not received any applications for proposed oil refinery facilities at this time, officials said.
The meeting is in Raleigh with limited capacity, but the public can attend online or listen by phone.
State recreational water quality officials Tuesday posted an advisory against swimming at a soundside site in Carteret County, where they found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards.
Chemours has sued the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the EPA acted unlawfully in recently setting a health advisory for GenX.
The fellowship is for researchers and DEQ staff to identify and address gaps in information about PFAS and identify research needs.
Radhika Fox, the Environmental Protection Agency’s assistant administrator for water, announced new and updated federal health advisories for GenX and related substances Wednesday during a meeting on emerging compounds held in Wilmington.
Public hearings are scheduled on a draft discharge permit for Chemours’ proposed groundwater treatment system at its Fayetteville Works facility.
The draft list of impaired waters in North Carolina released earlier this year is required under the federal Clean Water Act, but improved water quality standards are needed and rivers and sounds not on the list also need urgent attention, biologists and advocates say.
The North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve will hold local advisory committee meetings this month for eight of the 10 reserve sites.
The commission oversees and adopts rules for several divisions of the Department of Environmental Quality.
The May 10 meeting is to focus on the combined, incremental effects of human activity.
The draft permit is part of a plan to prevent contaminated groundwater, surface water and stormwater from Chemours’ Fayetteville Works site from reaching the Cape Fear River.