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34029
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Responding to criticism of the way North Carolina’s environmental regulation programs are organized, Governor James G. Martin proposed in February that environmental regulatory, environmental health, and natural resource programs be consolidated into a new department to be called the North Carolina Department of Health and Environment. This article discusses the proposed reorganization and issues that have emerged between environmentalists and business leaders.
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34207
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At the fourth of six public hearings on proposed changes to state rules governing non-discharging waste disposal systems, representatives of the swine industry pleaded the need to keep local politics out of animal waste regulation. Strong local opposition to animal industry operations was evident at the hearing. Soil and Water Conservation Districts were urged to consider the issue of environmental equity in regulating animal operations.
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34201
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The 1991-92 Green Index, issued by the Institute for Southern Studies of Durham, ranks North Carolina’s environmental conditions and policies slightly above average when compared to other states. The Green Index is a set of 256 indicators that measure and rank conditions of environmental health.
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34273
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The Dry-Cleaning Solvent Cleanup Program was developed in 1997 by the Superfund Section of the North Carolina Division of Waste Management to clean up sites contaminated with dry-cleaning solvents. The major contaminant at dry cleaning sites is perchloroethylene, a highly volatile hydrocarbon that can damage the central nervous system and liver functions. The Division is developing rules to certify sites that are eligible for cleanup under the program, and assessing the number of active dry-cleaning facilities in the state.