Category: Pollution

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Baxter’s Healthcare Facilities NPDES permit was recently up for renewal giving Catawba Riverkeeper and Lake James Environmental Association (LJEA) the opportunity to push for stricter limits and increased monitoring during the public comment period. Baxter’sContinue reading

NC DEQ is holding a public information session and hearing on Monday, Nov 15th at the Gaston County Courthouse. There will be a virtual overflow hearing on Wednesday, November 17th. Speakers must register by noonContinue reading

By Catawba Riverkeeper Brandon Jones Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are dense blooms of toxin producing cyanobacteria capable of harming humans and warm blooded animals (usually dogs or livestock). They are increasing in frequency across theContinue reading

Measuring microplastics in North Carolina’s waterways is no small job. In collaboration with Waterkeepers Carolina, Catawba Riverkeeper is launching a two-year study to collect surface water and sediment samples to understand better the volume ofContinue reading