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  • Duke Energy Violates the Law by Hiding Critical Dam Safety Information

    Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center For Immediate Release: September 20, 2017 Contact: Matthew Starr, 919-961-2240 or upperneuserk@soundrivers.org Kathleen Sullivan, 919-945-7106 or ksullivan@selcnc.org   Duke Energy Violates the Law by Hiding Critical Dam Safety Information Information Withheld for Coal Ash Sites across North Carolina   CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—

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  • Trent River CAFO Spill on August 31st

    On Thursday August 31, 2017, a spill into a waterway adjacent to Laniers’ Farms TBC, Inc. in Trenton, NC was reported to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Permit requirements state that spills must be reported within 24 hours of discovering the spill. A written report must be filed

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  • Hurricane Irma

    Our team at Sound Rivers is ready and prepared to provide you with important information about river levels and potential contamination / spill concerns if Hurricane Irma impacts North Carolina. Fortunately, even after the rain event on September 6th, river levels are at or below normal. Information will be posted

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  • Breaking News: Industry backs away from Garbage Juice technology

    Breaking News Yesterday, Republic Services, a leading waste management industry, issued a public statement  and pulled its support for waste aerosolization technology. Additionally, our Upper Neuse Riverkeeper learned that Charah, a company that specializes in coal ash landfills including the controversial Brickhaven site in Chatham county, also pulled their support for the

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  • Heather Deck Named New Executive Director

    We are pleased to announce that Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper and Deputy Director, Heather Deck, will be taking on the role of Executive Director for Sound Rivers on September 1st! As you may remember, current Executive Director Harrison Marks announced his upcoming retirement this past June. Heather has spent the last 14 years as

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