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25497
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Steve Wing is an associate professor of epidemiology at UNC. Since 1995, Wing has been studying hog farming communities, waste management and its environmental effects. An important focus of his research is the proximity of hog waste lagoons to drinking water and residential areas. His research suggests that hog farming is linked to pollution and local health issues.
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25973
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Federal, state, and local governments are becoming increasingly concerned with the growing abundance of beverage containers and what do do with this type of waste. Proposed solutions to the problem have taken a variety of forms, but many argue the Federal Government must be the primary driver of change in order to make an impact.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 19 Issue 2, Mar-Apr 1975, p4-5
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27558
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The Triangle area is facing landfill shortages. Voluntary recycling has increased in the Triangle over the last few years, but by 2013, Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill will see all of their landfills filled. The Triangle and area politicians need to get serious about waste reduction and recycling efforts.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 7 Issue 32, October 12-18 1989, p8-10, 12 Periodical Website
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27714
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The Mining and Energy Commission will make some changes to regulations after receiving over 200,000 public comments. The buffer zone between drill sites and drinking water may increase and unannounced inspections may occur at drill sites. One notable change will not be made. Fracking waste will be stored in open-pit ponds despite the risks of leakage and environmental contamination.
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29093
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United States Representative David Price, a Democrat who represents Wake and Orange counties, is trying to improve environmental standards for North Carolina’s hog industry. In late May, Price introduced a bill called the Swine Act, which would encourage the development, certification, and adoption of environmentally sustainable waste-management technologies.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 26, July 2017, p8, por Periodical Website
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30161
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One of the burdens of cities and urban areas is the collection of refuse and waste. In the choices for refuse disposal and management, North Carolina municipalities may see economic benefit and effective methodology in using the sanitary fill operation.
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33351
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Many of today’s groundwater pollution problems result from improper waste disposal. This article discusses the issue in North Carolina and presents a new approach to site selection and construction of hazardous waste disposal sites.
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33471
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North Carolina’s Pollution Prevention Pays Program has been cited as the nation’s most comprehensive and most focused on waste reduction. The program targets all forms of waste and works with local governments and state agencies, as well as business and industry. The program offers industries financial incentives, and supports university research aimed at developing techniques to reduce the generation of hazardous waste and prevent pollution.
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33486
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The North Carolina Division of Environmental Management revised their 1985 report on animal operations and water quality to include recommendations that could bring about an increase in the number of North Carolina animal operations designated “concentrated” and thereby potentially subject to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit regulations. The recommended changes would also result in better data for determining the impact animal operations have on the state’s water quality.
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33482
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The North Carolina legislature is expected to take action on legislation concerning use of phosphate detergent, low-level radioactive waste disposal, hazardous chemical waste treatment and hazardous waste orphan site cleanup, leaking underground storage tanks, landfill regulation, and pesticide contamination.
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34064
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North Carolina is moving towards waste reduction and pollution prevention measures, because it is more cost-effective to avoid producing waste than to clean or treat waste. Representatives of the North Carolina Pollution Prevention Program and the Hazardous Waste Management Branch believe obstacles to adopt waste reduction/pollution prevention as a national priority may have become institutionalized.
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34213
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The North Carolina Agricultural Cost Share Program helped install twice as many animal waste management structures in 1992 as it had in any previous year. The increase can be attributed to farmers anticipating implementation of new nondischarge regulations, and pressure on farmers to make their animal operations environmentally sound.
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34215
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In December 1992, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission adopted revisions to rules governing waste treatment systems that do not discharge to surface waters. The rules require that animal production operations above specified sizes file with the Division of Environmental Management certification that they have obtained and implemented approved plans for managing their waste.
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34219
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At its May 19 meeting, the North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Commission approved sending to public hearing procedures and guidelines for implementing the “nondischarge” rules for animal waste systems. The commission was directed to adopt implementation rules after swine producers objected to proposed procedures that would have allowed local Soil and Water Conservation District Boards to certify animal waste management plans.
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34251
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As the swine industry continues to expand in North Carolina, questions have arisen about the ability of current animal waste management practices to protect surface waters from pollution by nitrogen from increasing volumes of swine waste. Dr. Stephen Whalen of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is conducting research aimed at identifying best management practices that will promote the conversion of complex nitrogen compounds in swine waste to benign dinitrogen gas.