A Defense Department project purportedly cleaned up petroleum and debris from a former Naval base site on a Hatteras Island beach, and while the source of recurring fumes and sheens on the water remains a mystery, erosion has revealed a messy past.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan signed a proposal Wednesday to add nine PFAS, including GenX, to a list that would deem them as hazardous waste.
Researcher Jane Hoppin, who is leading a study of North Carolina residents exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in their drinking water, says the ongoing work will help in understanding how these compounds affect human health over time.
Keep New Hanover Beautiful’s BeBot, the first and only solar- and battery-powered, robotic beach sweeper in the state, is to supplement human-led beach cleanups and raise awareness about smaller trash and plastics that tend to get overlooked on beaches.
NCDEQ officials are asking for ideas from low-income, disadvantaged communities and communities experiencing environmental justice concerns to help guide its application for the federal Climate Pollution Reduction Grant.
Federal and state officials are to discuss Thursday the upcoming cleanup of part of the Navassa Superfund site as well as hiring and training opportunities for residents and businesses.
North Carolina environmental regulators are expediting a plan to meet proposed federal limits on PFAS in drinking water and reduce related costs to consumers by addressing upstream discharges.
A whale calf that washed ashore last week on Emerald Isle’s ocean shoreline died from ingesting a balloon.
Recently exposed petroleum contamination at the old site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, where the Navy and later the Coast Guard formerly operated, is but one nasty aspect of the abandoned installations’ environmental legacy.
As much as 70 gallons of diesel fuel is estimated to have spilled Saturday at Beaufort Docks.
Companies are looking for truck drivers, flaggers, heavy equipment operators, and field technicians for the removal of contaminated soil from the Superfund site.
The affected area includes New Bern near Union Point and Bridgeton, downstream to Riverdale.
New research finds that nutrient pollution in the Neuse River Estuary-Pamlico Sound and Chesapeake Bay could affect how carbon dioxide is dissolved in inland coastal waters.
The temporary shellfish closures and swimming advisories cover from Dare County to the South Carolina line and are due to heavy rainfall and resultant polluted runoff associated with Tropical Storm Idalia.
An invitation to bid has been announced for 87 acres at the site of the former Kerr-McGee Corp. wood treatment operation
Officials will discuss Tuesday evening safety measures, including traffic control, air monitoring and other precautions to minimize impacts to the small Brunswick County town during cleanup of operable unit 2.