On this West Virginia Morning, a serious train derailment and chemical release in Ohio has dominated the headlines for the past few weeks. West Virginia has seen its own share of disasters with hazardous materials, including an oil train derailment and fire in 2015. Energy & Environment Reporter Curtis Tate spoke with Jesse Richardson of the West Virginia University Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic about those events.
Also, in this show, with toxic “forever chemicals” being detected in waterways statewide, the pollutants have caught the attention of both the public eye and state legislators. Eastern Panhandle Reporter Shepherd Snyder has more.
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