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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.
Construction on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is resulting in the creation of large expanses of impervious areas. Disposing of the runoff from these areas during storms in a manner that is not detrimental to the adjacent sounds and ocean is among the most pressing water management problems confronting the developers and public officials in this area. This article discusses the issue, potential design problems, the water table, and artificial drainage.
To protect the largest stand of maritime forest left on the Outer Banks and the Cape Hatteras Aquifer, which provides water to most of the residents in the area, the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management has proposed designating the Buxton Woods area as an Area of Environmental Concern. The designation would restrict development in Buxton Woods, and the proposal has created controversy.