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NC Takes Action Against Greensboro and Reidsville For Polluting Haw River With Industrial Toxin

Press Release from Haw River Assembly   For Release: November 15, 2019   Contacts: Emily Sutton, Haw Riverkeeper at Haw River Assembly emily@hawriver.org (573) 979-1038   NC Takes Action Against Greensboro and Reidsville For Polluting Haw River With Industrial Toxin

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HRA files 60 day Notice of Intent to Sue Burlington to Stop PFAS Contamination of the Haw River and downstream drinking water

On behalf of the Haw River Assembly, the Southern Environmental Law Center notified the City of Burlington on Thursday Nov. 7, 2019 of its intent to sue the city for its undisclosed and illegal PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds) pollution

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HRA Annual Meeting – Sunday Nov. 10

Haw River Assembly 2019 Annual Membership Meeting Sunday, November 10, 2 – 5 pm at the Old Mason Farmhouse at Jordan Lake 2700 Old Hope Valley Farm Rd. Chapel Hill 27517 (after you turn on to Old Hope Valley Farm

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MVP Southgate –401 Permit Public Hearing on Nov.19

Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate Extension” Public Hearing set for the 401 Permil for Critical Stream Crossings WHEN:        6 PM to 9 PM, Tuesday, November 19, 2019  WHERE:      Rockingham Community College Advanced Technologies Auditorium                            215 Wrenn Memorial Road, Wentworth The state has

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NC DEQ denies critical permit for MVP

Department of Environmental Quality has denied the 401 certification permit (stream crossings) for the MVP Southgate project, a fracked gas pipeline proposal that would cross nearly one hundred streams and wetlands in the Haw River basin. With no Draft Environmental

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Industrial Contaminants in Drinking Water

Our continuing concern about industrial contaminants in the Haw River – and in Pittsboro’s drinking water.We have a new handout on our concerns about the levels of PFAS and 1.4-dioxane in the Haw River. Pittsboro is the only municipality in

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Haw River dangerous in High Water

The Haw River  had historic flooding in 2018 with 9 floods.  The river is dangerous during high water due to strong currents and pollution from stormwater and sewage overflows. The Haw River has claimed the lives of paddlers and swimmers

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Protect the Haw Watershed from Sediment Pollution!

Muddy Water Watch Project As our watershed continues to be developed at an alarming rate, the Haw and its tributaries are facing the negative impacts of sediment pollution. Increased development means an increase in construction stormwater runoff, which is the

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Haw River Rocks!

What created the rock outcroppings in the Haw? What kind of rocks are they?  How old are they? These and many more questions are answered in the new  Haw River Geology Guide. Phil Bradley, Piedmont Geologist with the North Carolina

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Guide to Lower Haw River State Natural Area

The Haw River Assembly has published a guide to access areas and natural history for the beautiful public NC State Park  lands along the Haw River in Chatham County. Download a copy of it at: Brochure on Lower Haw River

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