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Haw Riverkeeper writes a letter to the Water Quality Committee at the NC EMC (North Carolina Environmental Management Commission)

We write this letter to urge the Water Quality Committee to implement proposed amendments to North Carolina’s surface water standards to address the health risks and financial burdens posed by 1,4-dioxane pollution in the Haw River and urging other cities

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EPA announces landmark PFAS regulations to protect drinking water, impacting millions

Statement from Elaine Chiosso, Executive Director of Haw River Assembly To read more about Industrial Contaminants and PFAS, click HERE.

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State of The Haw Greensboro

You will hear from Hannah Welborn-Lewis, our Outreach and Events Manager, who will address topics ranging from sediment issues to industrial contaminants and how they affect YOU! We will provide you with action items to help keep our river clean and

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Proposal of Buc-ees in Mebane draws considerable opposition:

There is great pposition to the construction of Buc-ee’s, in Alamance County, the proposed largest gas station in the world. The proposed 32.5-acre station with 120 pumps could draw 25,000+ visitors a day, leading to degradation of environmental and quality

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Virtual 2024 Legislative Update from Emily, your Haw Riverkeeper

Need a comprehensive legislative update for the year 2024? Emily Sutton, your dedicated advocate and Haw Riverkeeper for the Haw River (and its surrounding watershed community), will explore the latest legislative updates, policy changes and regulatory developments that have a

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Toxic chemical discharge threatens the safety of Pittsboro’s drinking water – published by WRAL, 9/25/23

Toxic chemical discharge threatens the safety of Pittsboro’s drinking water WRAL – 4–5 minutes ( https://www.wral.com/story/toxic-chemical-discharge-threatens-the-safety-of-pittsboro-s-drinking-water/21066790/ ) Burlington officials are investigating the source of an industrial chemical found in the Haw River. High levels of 1-4-dioxane, a probable carcinogen shown

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Groundbreaking PFAS Settlement: Our Thoughts

The Haw River watershed has seen decades of industrial pollutants from its legacy of textile production. Before the Clean Water Act was enacted in 1972, the Haw was a dumping ground for industrial wastes. The river notoriously flowed in whatever

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