Superfund sites


Hurricane Florence caused widespread flooding and destruction throughout the Carolinas and parts of Virginia. Officials are still in the early stages of evaluating the full impact of the storm, but it’s clear from reports of coal ash spills, flooded hog waste lagoons, and the inundation of hazardous waste sites that […]

Hurricane Florence Presents Environmental Health Challenges for the Carolinas


By Bryan Luukinen Last summer, staff from the Duke Superfund Research Center (SRC) staff packed their bags in Durham and drove up to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia to talk to anglers fishing in the Elizabeth River. Their goal: to find out more about the anglers’ fishing habits and […]

Angling for Understanding on the Elizabeth River





By Margaret Morales How does a contaminated property become a Superfund Site? As of June of this year, there were 1,322 Superfund Sites across the United States. What sets these places apart, and makes them worthy of federal attention and funds for cleanup and remediation? To become a Superfund Site […]

Making a list, checking it twice: How to become a ...


By Noelle Wyman Roth Next week (March 3-8), Duke SRC and UNC SRP will play host to the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources’ (IJNR) North Carolina Institute. This “learning expedition” is an opportunity for a group of journalists to learn firsthand about environmental issues in central and coastal North […]

Journalists to journey through North Carolina