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NC DENR Holds Water Quality Hearing

A public hearing on a proposed water quality permit for Duke Energy Progress' Sutton Energy Complex has been moved to August 6. Jared Brumbaugh has more.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is collecting public comments on the draft modified wastewater and stormwater discharge permit for the electrical generating plant, located west of Wilmington. Modifications to the permit were prompted by DENR's reclassification of Sutton Lake from "treatment unit" to the "waters of the state."

Wastewater and stormwater discharges from the facility flow to Sutton Lake. The permit modification also includes requirements for dewatering the existing coal ash ponds at the facility to prepare for removal of the ash and the establishment of a new wastewater outfall. The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Cape Fear Community College's Union Station Auditorium. I'm Jared Brumbaugh.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.
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