Dare County DHHS issues Public Health Advisory due to petroleum-contaminated soil at site of former Naval Facility Cape Hatteras

Source: https://www.13newsnow.com/, March 25, 2024
By: Kathleen Lundy

Cape Hatteras National Seashore has closed yet another part of the beach on Sunday because of “petroleum odors and a sheen on the ocean water,” according to Seashore staff. The Buxton Beach Access near the end of Lighthouse Road is now closed.

Seashore staff observed the sheen and the odor near a former Navy and Coast Guard site where two-tenths of a mile of beach in front of the former military site had been closed since September of 2023. Read more.

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