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  • Staff Report: Sound Rivers Shines Light on Sewage Spill Epidemic

    Over 844 million gallons of untreated sewage was spilled or dumped into North Carolina’s public waterways between 2002-2017, according to a recent review by Sound Rivers. The analysis found very few penalties were levied against polluters, which are largely municipal entities with unmaintained infrastructure. Using data from the North Carolina

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  • Nuisance Trials Shine Light on Pollution and Technology

    Katy Langley: “Nuisance Trials Against Smithfield Foods Shine Light on Pollution & Technology” This spring a series of nuisance trials against multi-billion-dollar corporation Smithfield Foods began. These cases were filed by long time neighbors of industrial hog growing facilities. Neighbors have long suffered the negative side effects of living near

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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Water Quality Monitoring Volunteers

    Volunteer Spotlight: Water Quality Monitoring Volunteers This summer Sound Rivers launched, Swim Guide, a new water quality monitoring program where we sample for fecal bacteria levels at 22 locations in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico river basins, and get the results to you so you can swim safely! Samples were collected

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  • New Bern Post Florence Cleanup Nets 1 Ton of Trash

    On a chilly Saturday morning, twenty-three volunteers braved the cold and wind to begin the cleanup of our local waterways post Hurricane Florence. Young and old came out to join your Lower Neuse Riverkeeper on October 27th and pulled about 2,000 pounds of trash from the Neuse and Trent Rivers.

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  • Emerging Contaminants in Your Water

    Your Riverkeepers have been monitoring the emerging contaminants situation on your rivers for some time now; you may recognize “GenX” from the news – it appeared in drinking water in the Cape Fear River Basin – but there are many other chemicals polluting our river that fall into the same

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