DEP

Environment
10:35 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

UPDATE: DEP Postpones Public Hearing Concerning Lochgelly Waste Site

Credit Jessica Lilly / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

 Update Wednesday January 7, 2015 11:46 a.m.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is postponing the meeting due to weather/road conditions. In an email, Kelley Gillenwater with the DEP said,

"Due to the inclement weather conditions in the Oak Hill area, tonight’s public hearing on the Danny Webb UIC permit applications will be reschedule. The date, time and location have not yet been determined but an announcement with those details will be made within the next couple of days."

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Storage Tanks
10:59 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Tank Inspections Due Thursday Under W.Va. Spill Law

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The deadline is approaching to submit aboveground storage tank inspections required by a new state law to protect public water supplies.

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Pollution
10:54 am
Wed December 31, 2014

State Fines Logan for Wastewater Violations

Credit Department of Environmental Protection

State regulators have fined the city of Logan more than $81,000 for wastewater violations.

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Storage Tanks
10:14 am
Wed December 31, 2014

W.Va. Rule on Storage Tank Safety Out for Public Comment

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State regulators are taking public comment and holding a hearing on a proposed rule that regulates aboveground storage tanks.

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Energy
10:33 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Italian Company Could Change the Way W.Va. Looks at Waste

Hogbin shows what the confetti-like material will look like. After the cleaning process, he says it is safe to touch.
Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Landfilling has been the main source of getting rid of waste for centuries. But a new technology coming to West Virginia may change how we think of waste disposal, and in the long run, help our environment.

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Chemical Spill
3:01 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Judge OKs Demolition of West Virginia Spill Site

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A bankruptcy judge has initially approved plans for the company at the center of a January chemical spill to demolish its storage tanks.
 

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Tygart Lake State Park
11:50 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Mine Operator Proposes Alternate Shaft Location

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A coal mine operator has proposed an alternate location for a ventilation shaft near Grafton's Tygart Lake State Park after residents and park visitors complained.

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News
9:37 am
Fri May 30, 2014

US Agency Rejects Funding for W.Va. Water Projects

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Proposals to fund drinking water projects in four West Virginia counties have been rejected by federal regulators.
 

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House of Delegates
4:18 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

House Finance Committee Asks Questions About Chemical Leak During DEP Budget Hearing

DEP secretary Randy Huffman presents the budget to the House Finance Committee.
Credit Aaron Payne

Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia DEP Randy Huffman presented the proposed budget to the committee, relating how the organization would deal with the governor’s 7.5 percent cut.

Huffman assured there would be no loss in personnel. However, paying the personnel a fair and competitive wage was a challenge.

Delegate Ron Walters asked how proposed water protection legislation would affect the DEP financially.

“We’re doing an inventory, right now,” Huffman said.

“We’re going to try in the next few days to get an estimate.”

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