North Carolina DERNR Ensures Safe Levels of Mercury
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Qualtiy (DENR), has issued a statewide total maximum daily load (TMDL) for mercury. The ultimate goal of the TMDL is to ensure safe levels of Mercury in fish throughout North Carolina for human consumption.
The Town of Wallace has developed a Mercury Minimization Plan that will evaluate the potential for non-domestic (industrial/commercial) users of the sewer system to discharge mercury into the collection system. The Town of Wallace and its satellite communities of Burgaw. Greenevers and Teachey will survey and evaluate common sources of mercury in an effort to reduce the changes of mercury being discharged in the environment.