Marc Glass

Drill cuttings dumped at West Virginia landfill.
Bill Hughes

In the growing wake of the natural gas boom, West Virginia has been trying to figure out what exactly to do with waste generated by the oil and gas industry. 

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When natural gas drillers use extreme pressures to drill and crack rocks thousands of feet underground - when they frack for natural gas, for example - sometimes nearby conventional gas wells will suddenly see production double, or triple. 

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An update on a Fayette County waste pit, as DEP data suggests that before the pit was shut down, it had been leaking.  There’s been much deliberation over the last week regarding new Environmental Protection Agency proposals for regulating coal fired power plant carbon emissions, but, there are also proposals on the table for how to regulate future power plants, and some are asking whether any new ones will be built again in West Virginia. Also, Grow Ohio Valley hopes to widen the local food economy in the Northern Panhandle.  

Marc Glass is a principal researcher in charge of evaluation and remediation of environmental contamination in soil and water for the environmental consulting firm Downstream Strategies. He’s been testing water samples for private residents affected by the Elk River chemical spill. While his results haven’t turned up any traces of formaldehyde, it is something they’ve been testing for.

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