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There exists in North Carolina no comprehensive or systematic law of ground water quality. The author catalogues certain existing laws in order to arrive at the main elements found in singular legislation regarding ground water.
Frederic Pfaender, professor and researcher in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, is searching for ways to decrease soil pollution so that our drinking water will be safer and less contaminated.
In February, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission will consider a request to hold public hearings on proposed revisions of the state’s groundwater classifications and standards. Revisions to the rules would essentially ease clean-up requirements and abandon the state’s nondegradation policy.
On February 11, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission approved holding public hearings on proposed changes to the rules that govern cleanup of contaminated groundwater. The proposed amendments represent a significant change from present practice since they would not always require the application of best available technology to restore groundwater to the level of the standard.