Sen. John Unger

WV Legislature
2:27 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Senate Commission Begins Leak Investigation

Dr. Paul Ziemkiewicz of the West Virginia Water Research Institute shares his findings with the Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on State Water Resources.
Credit Ashton Marra

The Joint Commission on State Water Resources held its first hearing Friday morning as it’s investigates last week’s chemical spill into the Kanawha. This week, they heard from a state water quality expert and a union leader about where the state’s regulations on containment are lacking.

Senate Majority Leader and the Commission’s co-chairman Senator John Unger introduced legislation to manage and protect the state’s water resources Thursday, but Friday, his commission was focused on getting answers about how to prevent spills from happening in the future.

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