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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 313, Sept/Oct 1998
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North Carolina’s Department of Transportation (DOT) obtained a stormwater permit to implement a statewide program to reduce the effects of highway runoff on surface waters. The permit was issued by the Division of Water Quality and requires the DOT to meet requirements for preventing water pollution.
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.
Scientists are uncertain whether fish kills in the Neuse River are caused by Pfiesteria or anoxia/hypoxia. Difficulties in the causal linkages make it difficult to determine appropriate response and management actions. This article discusses the fish kill events and water conditions in the Neuse.