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  • Hurricane Florence- After the Flood

    Hurricane Florence- After the Flood On September 13th, 2018 storm surge from Hurricane Florence began to affect the Eastern North Carolina region – pushing the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers above their banks and into towns, homes, and businesses. The storm continued to rage for days, at one point moving as

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  • Resources for Eastern NC Residents Post-Florence

    If you are concerned about environmental contamination, please see the resources below. Information is provided for free area well testing, for those with private drinking water wells that may have been flooded. In addition, there are resources related to disposal of hazardous waste and large oil or gas containers that

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  • Coal Ash contaminating the Neuse? Duke Energy and DEQ say no.

    The NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Duke Energy said this week that coal ash from their HF Lee plant in Goldsboro did leak, but their sampling results indicate the coal ash is not currently contaminating the Neuse River. However, results from sampling done by your Upper Neuse Riverkeeper,

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  • High levels of arsenic found in Neuse River following H.F. Lee Coal Ash Spill

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2018 Contact: Matthew Starr, Upper Neuse Riverkeeper, upperneuserk@soundrivers.org , ( 919) 961-2240 Maia Raposo, Waterkeeper Alliance, mraposo@waterkeeper.org , (203) 824-2229 Donna Lisenby, Waterkeeper Alliance, dlisenby@waterkeeper.org , (828) 297-3777 Analysis Finds Toxic Levels of Arsenic in Neuse River Water Following H.F. Lee Coal Ash Spill Goldsboro,

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  • Your waterways post-Florence

    Since Hurricane Florence left our region, your Riverkeepers have been working daily to document environmental threats caused by the storm. We are still assessing issues posed by flooded hog lagoons, coal ash spills, and sewage spills into your waterways. Testing is ongoing, and as soon as we can compile and

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