Wastewater, Solar Energy & More on the Environment

May 31, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A small West Virginia town is grappling with a wastewater system that has raw sewage running through yards and streets. As Glynis Board reports, it’s a far-too common problem for many Ohio Valley communities struggling with small budgets and big infrastructure needs.

Hal Saville works as a commercial energy project consultant for Energy Independent Solutions. He helps develop and sell solar panel systems like the one that just went in at the Forest Hills Municipal Building near Pittsburgh. For StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Voices of Energy series, Saville shares his story as a crew finishes installing the system’s wiring.

Have you ever wondered if something in the environment near your home could be making you sick? On an upcoming episode of Inside Appalachia, we hear about a community in Fayette County, West Virginia, where residents are worried a toxic chemical is causing people in their community to get cancer. Host Jessica Lilly previews of this episode.