Two NC Agencies Pay Same Company To Clean Up River

North Carolina environmental officials have agreed to pay a Maryland company nearly $1 million to clean up the Neuse River. But the News & Observer of Raleigh reports that another state agency paid for the same work several years ago.

The Neuse flows for more than 250 miles from the Triangle to the Pamlico Sound.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources contracted with EBX to remove more than 100,000 pounds of nitrogen during the next 30 years from the Neuse basin. The Transportation Department paid EBX $1.8 million to clean up the Neuse several years ago.

State officials say the deals are legal. But environmentalists say the money should be used for something else.

In 2007, American Rivers put the Neuse on its list of the 10 most endangered rivers.


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  • by robert Location: grimesland on Dec 9, 2009 at 10:45 AM
    Apparently our elected officials don't get the message.Quit blowing our money! Make the ones responsible clean it up.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 9, 2009 at 08:45 AM
    Fine the one's who trash the river then either lock them up or place enough punishment on them that they will think twice before doing it again.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 9, 2009 at 08:22 AM
    Chain Gang??? let them do a Hard days work. they might not want to go back to jail.
  • by Bob (retired) Location: New Bern on Dec 9, 2009 at 08:17 AM
    A good example of funds from our goverment(Stimulus Funds)and others, being handed out to contractors for waste and fraud. I fish the Neuse River and this is very sad.
  • by Tim Location: Pitt on Dec 9, 2009 at 07:17 AM
    Did they finish the job last time. This is along time to do the job. What is their process to do this?
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Dec 9, 2009 at 06:56 AM
    Why worry about things like this. We've got plenty of money. Right Bev.??? In the great Dem tradition, it will keep people employed - even if they are from Maryland.
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