Kemp Burdette

Midday Interview -1/9/14
11:53 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Midday Interview: Kemp Burdette on Striper Fest 2014

Studio 1 at WHQR, AKA "Where the Magic Happens...."
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Cape Fear River Watch hosts its annual fundraising festival called Striper Fest on Friday and Saturday, January 17th and 18th

River Keeper Kemp Burdette told us about the work of CFRW and about the fun activities coming up to celebrate and support the river that plays such an important role in our lives.

 

More information on Cape Fear River Watch and Striper Fest 2014

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Local - November 13
1:03 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Environmentalists Launch Petition to Expedite Coal Cleanup at Duke's Sutton Energy Plant

The Sierra Club hosted about 50 locals to a boat tour up the Cape Fear River this past Saturday. The destination was Duke's Sutton Plant, and the group brought on board speakers who touched on river ecology and current water quality issues.

This December, Duke Energy Progress will retire the coal units at Wilmington’s Sutton Plant, and switch to more energy-efficient natural gas operations. But while those coal units are being decommissioned, Duke will keep their ash basins operational for what they say is a short time. However, local environmental advocates are pushing to excavate the ash immediately, as they say its chemical components could pose public health threats. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that the Sierra Club and Cape Fear River Watch have teamed up to launch a petition demanding a timetable from Duke.

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