Associated Press Published

Corridor H Project Yields Water Pollution Fines


The Corridor H highway project has yielded $74,000 in state environmental fines for water pollution violations.

In a consent order signed Wednesday by the West Virginia Department of Transportation, the state Department of Environmental Protection levied fines for pollution in Beaver Creek. The order says the violations stemmed from sections of the Corridor H project near Davis.

The order says the project exceeded its limits on releasing iron into waterways 30 times from mid-2013 through 2014.

In April 2014, a DEP investigation found that a sediment basin on the project had failed and released muddy water and sediment into the creek. DEP noted several instances of sediment and discolored water because of the project.

DEP says it issued a similar order in January 2014.