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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 233, Feb/Mar 1986
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Thirty North Carolina communities have expressed a desire to pursue a more protected water supply classification under the new system adopted by the Environmental Management Commission in December. The new system gives greater attention to reducing chemical contaminants that may be the source of chronic diseases. It also increases the level of activity by local governments.
Water management plans being developed by the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission will be used to evaluate management plans of proposed peat mining operations in North Carolina. Concern over the environmental effects of peat mining relates to such impacts as increased freshwater runoff from the mining sites to saline fish nursery areas and increased pollution.