HRA Challenges Greensboro 1,4-Dioxane Pollution


North Carolina Agreement with Greensboro Violates Laws

Greensboro wastewater effluent is discharged to South Buffalo Creek, which flows to the Haw

A legal challenge of the state’s agreement with Greensboro over this toxic pollutant was filed on April 9 in the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of the Haw River Assembly. The agreement by state regulators with the City of Greensboro allows increased discharges of cancer-causing 1,4-dioxane from factories that discharge waste water into the city’s sewage treatment plant. That wastewater goes into the Haw River and then the Cape Fear – the drinking water source for nearly one million people. Read more at https://hawriver.org/14-dioxane-in-greensboro/

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