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Henderson County News

City water exceeds EPA standards, report says

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Tags: water quality | water issues | water system | Hendersonville water system

Henderson County News

City has new hire in 'cease the grease' role

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The city of Hendersonvillehas hired a new Environmental Services Coordinator to replace the water department official who plans to take a year off to travel.   Read Story »

Tags: water quality | pollution | wastewater treatment | sewer systems | Lee Smith

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

McGrady 'very disappointed' with Buncombe over MSD vote

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Tags: water quality | water issues | 2017 water war

Henderson County Business

McGrady to co-chair pollution investigation

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady, the go-to specialist on environmental legislation in the state House, has been appointed to co-chair of a commission that will look into an industrial plant's discharge of the chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River in Bladen County.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Laurel Park making gains against water loss

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LAUREL PARK — Laurel Park officials plan to redouble efforts to detect leaks and replace bad pipes and valves and old meters in the aftermath of a water loss rate of just under 30 percent last year.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | water quality | water issues

Henderson County News

Apodaca 'dead serious' about killing coal ash ponds

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State Sen. Tom Apodca has turned into one of the strongest voices in his party calling for immediate action to eliminate the threat of coal ash ponds to North Carolina rivers.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | environment | water quality | water issues | 2014 state Senate race

Hendersonville News

City sets meeting for Dana residents

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Dana residents whose wells were found to be contaminated with a farm chemical can learn more about tapping onto a city water line during a community meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | water quality | water issues | Dana contaminated wells

Hendersonville News

After spill, Apodaca seeks report on coal ash ponds

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After a coal ash spill into the Dan River posed a threat to drinking water supplies, state Sen. Tom Apodaca asked a joint environmental committee to look into all coal ash ponds in the state.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | environment | water quality | water issues

Henderson County News

Big Sweep river cleanup takes place Saturday

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The Environmental and Conservation Organization of Hendersonville, Asheville GreenWorks, RiverLink and the Western North Carolina Alliance (WNCA) will hold a multi-county stream cleanup event in conjunction with NC Big Sweep on Saturday, Sept. 21. It's the first time the environmental organizations have joined together to make a regional event.   Read Story »

Tags: environment | Environmental & Conservation Organization | water quality | water issues | French Broad River

Henderson County News

Volks, breweries honored as 'Friends of the River'

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The Land-of-Sky Regional Council presented "Friends of the River" Awards during the 36th annual "Friends of the River" Dinner in Asheville.   Read Story »

Tags: Sierra Nevada | environment | water quality | water issues | breweries | French Broad River | Barbara Volk | Dr. Jim Volk

Henderson County News

Pool chlorine may have caused fish kill, city says

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The city of Hendersonville said it may have inadvertently caused the pollution that killed fish in Britain Creek at Patton Park.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

ECO offers opportunities to monitor water

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ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization, will present a water quality interest meeting at Jongo Java, 117 S. Main St., from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.   Read Story »

Tags: ECO | water quality | water issues