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NCDHHS Updated Guidance for Clinicians with Patients Concerned about Exposures to PFAS

This is based on the recent guidance from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine with limited additional info for PFAS compounds in North Carolina. It is also posted on the NCDHHS PFAS webpage. Please feel free to share

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The 2022 Haw River Learning Celebration Begins!

We’re back IN PERSON this fall for the 2022 Learning Celebration, our outdoor river exploration and education program for 4th graders in our watershed. It will be held September 17 – Oct 7 in Bynum, Saxapahaw and Camp Guilrock (near

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Could the MVP Southgate project be resurrected?

What does Manchin’s “Dirty Deal” mean for Fossil Fuel projects? The Inflation Reduction Act, passed in August with a tie-breaking vote from Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). It important new measures to address climate change, environmental injustice, investments in clean energy,

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It’s Haw River Assembly’s 40th Anniversary, and we’re voted Best Non-Profit in Orange/Chatham in the Indy’s Readers Choice Awards!

  40 years ago, activists who had tried to stop the huge dam from being built on the Haw River for Jordan Lake used their experience to bring people together to form a grassroots non-profit organization that would protect the

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Free Filtered Water Available in Pittsboro at Chatham Marketplace

The problem with Pittsboro’s drinking water: PFAS (“forever chemicals”) and 1,4 Dioxane are industrial pollutants discharged into the Haw River, Pittsboro’s water supply, from industries upriver in Greensboro, Burlington, and Reidsville. Long term exposure can lead to cancers, high blood

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HRA’s Successful Legal Action Over Greensboro’s 1,4-Dioxane

Settlement sets better process, public reporting, and reduction of Greensboro pollution On behalf of the Haw River Assembly, Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) reached a settlement on December 18 with the City of Greensboro and North Carolina regulators that further

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Take a Hike in the Haw Watershed!

  Here’s a list of public trails in our watershed – from the headwaters in Guilford County,  to trails through old mills towns in Alamance, along the big white waters of the State Natural Area in Chatham, and along many

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Small Farmers are supporting our communities, let’s return the favor.

Sustainable farmers are not taking days off during this challenging time, working harder than ever to get food to their communities. They are going above and beyond to supply healthy produce and meats through Community Supported Agriculture, and taking all

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Join Us for the Online Screening of Invisible Hand – Rights of Nature Documentary

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23, FILM AVAILABLE STARTING AT 6:00 P.M. ET (AVAILABLE FOR 24HRS), REGISTER FOR SCREENING HERE JOIN US FOR A POST SCREENING LIVE Q&A STARTS AT 7:45 P.M. ET (JOIN WITH ZOOM INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE)

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Slides from Forum on Industrial Contaminants

 Haw River Assembly held a public meeting on August 26 to discuss the industrial contaminants in the Haw, Pittsboro’s drinking water – and solutions – with a panel of leading scientists researching this issue.    Powerpoint slides from the presentations by

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