The North Carolina Division of Waste Management Director Dexter Matthews has announced his decision to retire after 30 years of working in environmental and public health protection. Matthews has served as Director of the Waste Management Division for 13 years.
John Skvarla, secretary of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resource, says that Matthews’ retirement will be a loss to the state. In his years of service [as the Hazardous Waste Regulator], Director Matthews saw a tightening of requirements for permits and construction of landfills as well as responding to a chemical storage explosion in Apex, NC and the ensuing chlorine gas leak.
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The news of Director Matthews’ retirement comes from the Charlotte Observer.