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Swim Guide Results for the Green River

Swim Guide Results for the Green River

Each Thursday afternoon throughout the spring, summer and fall, the Green Riverkeeper releases new, up-to-date bacteria monitoring results for six monitoring sites at public access points within the Green River Basin. Results are posted to the Swim Guide website at theswimguide.org – the public’s best resource for knowing which streams and river recreation areas are […]

ICYMI: EPA wants to roll back coal-ash regulations

ICYMI: EPA wants to roll back coal-ash regulations

In 2012, U.S. power plants produced approximately 110 million tons of coal ash. (Josef17/Pixabay) HARRISBURG, Pa. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to roll back coal-ash regulations put in place four years ago to protect public health and the environment. Coal ash contains a variety of toxic substances including arsenic, cadmium and chromium, and neurotoxins such […]

With town of Eureka drowning in sewage bills, state takes control

With town of Eureka drowning in sewage bills, state takes control

BY KIRK ROSS, Carolina Public Press During a July 29 meeting to discuss the state’s takeover of Eureka, Wayne County Commissioner Ray Mayo encourages residents to be patient. Kirk Ross / Carolina Public Press In early June, the small northern Wayne County town of Eureka, got its official warning letter from the N.C. Department of […]

Swim Guide Results for the Green River

Swim Guide Results for the Green River

Each Thursday afternoon throughout the spring, summer and fall, the Green Riverkeeper releases new, up-to-date bacteria monitoring results for six monitoring sites at public access points within the Green River Basin. Results are posted to the Swim Guide website at theswimguide.org – the public’s best resource for knowing which streams and river recreation areas are […]

Gov. Cooper vetoed Senate Bill 320 – Regional Water Systems & State Grants

Gov. Cooper vetoed Senate Bill 320 – Regional Water Systems & State Grants

Governor Roy Cooper vetoed the following bill: Senate Bill 320: “Regional Water Systems and State Grants.” Gov. Cooper shared the following statement on his veto of Senate Bill 320: “Local governments have an important duty to resolve differences between themselves and ensure fair access to vital resources like water for their residents. However, they should […]

Scientists recommend expanding investigation of suspected thyroid cancer clusters in NC

Scientists recommend expanding investigation of suspected thyroid cancer clusters in NC

 By Lisa Sorg NC Policy Watch Source: National Cancer Institute North Carolina health officials should expand its investigations of suspected thyroid cancer clusters, including potential environmental causes such as coal ash, according to recommendations by a panel of doctors, scientists and medical investigators.  The panel, many of whom are from North Carolina, convened in May and issued its […]

Communities Still in Dark on Cape Fear River Contamination

Communities Still in Dark on Cape Fear River Contamination

In 2017, scientists discovered GenX, a toxic and carcinogenic compound, in the Cape Fear River. (Adobe Stock) WILMINGTON, N.C. – It’s been two years since communities surrounding the Cape Fear River found out their water supply had been contaminated by a compound known as GenX, part of the group of hazardous chemicals called PFAS. Today, […]

Lake Hartwell Earthquake not strong enough to require dam inspection

Lake Hartwell Earthquake not strong enough to require dam inspection

A 2.3-magnitude earthquake near Lake Hartwell was detected Sunday night by the United States Geological Survey. It was nowhere near strong enough to trigger an inspection of Hartwell Dam. The earthquake was detected three miles west of Road Creek, Georgia. Kenneth Bedenbaugh, program manager for the Army Corps of Engineers, said he was notified of the earthquake this […]

Lake Lure authorities: Be alert to rising waters, ready to evacuate if necessary

Lake Lure authorities: Be alert to rising waters, ready to evacuate if necessary

LAKE LURE, N.C.  — The Town of Lake Lure posted on Facebook Sunday morning that due to heavy rainfall and rising waters authorities are opening the floodgates of the Lake Lure dam. Everyone near the Broad River and area streams should be alert to rising water, and ready to evacuate to higher ground if necessary. […]

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

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