A public hearing on a proposed water quality permit for Duke Energy Progress' Sutton Energy Complex has been moved to August 6. Jared Brumbaugh has more.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is collecting public comments on the draft modified wastewater and stormwater discharge permit for the electrical generating plant, located west of Wilmington. Modifications to the permit were prompted by DENR's reclassification of Sutton Lake from "treatment unit" to the "waters of the state."
Five well owners near Goldsboro, who live close to a retired Duke Energy plant, have been warned not to use their water. They fear nearby unlined coal ash basins could be contaminating their wells. We hear from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the agency tasked with testing wells near the retired H.F. Lee plant and we hear from residents who attended a public meeting Tuesday evening.
Folks across the state are concerned with water quality. Especially after a storm water pipe burst at a retired