State regulators have hit UNC with a third violation notice at its animal research facility in rural Orange County.
The latest notice, dated April 28, cites the university for filling in small portions of wetland to build a gravel road and a pond to hold treated wastewater.
It also cites the university for laying a utility line and rip rap in a stream without state approval and for including a wetlands area in a field where treated wastewater is sprayed.
In an e-mail to neighbors, assistant vice chancellor Dwayne Pinkney said the university reported the problems to the state after a recent survey found development at the site in 2008 had encroached into wetlands.
"The University was already working on a plan for amelioration before the [notice of violation] arrived,” he said.
UNC recently won $14.5 million in federal stimulus money to expand the facility to house dogs and hogs used in medical research.
We'll have more on this story in Thursday's News & Observer.