New Hanover County recently approved revisions to its special use permit. Duke Energy is working to close its coal ash pits at the Sutton Steam Plant site and held a public meeting last week to update stakeholders on the progress. Also last week, and officials from the Environmental Protection Agency, North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality, and others held a public meeting in Navassa – about the testing and clean-up project on the former Kerr-McGee chemical site across the river in Brunswick County -- which is a Superfund site.
On this edition of CoastLine, we’re stepping back to get a bird’s eye view of the environmental issues in the area for a closer look on the progress and the ongoing concerns.
Jeff Brooks, Spokesperson, Duke Energy
Woody White, Chairman, New Hanover County Board of Commissioners
Kemp Burdette, Cape Fear Riverkeeper
David Mattison, Environmental Engineer, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Navassa Superfund Project Manager