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Fruit Farmers, Derailment Waste And Treating Substance Use Disorder On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, this past winter was unseasonably mild. As Chris Schulz reports, that’s put some of the state’s fruit farmers in an unexpectedly precarious position.

Also, in this show, lawmakers heard from experts treating substance use disorder during interim session. As Emily Rice reports, long-term programs appear to be more successful.

And, earlier this month, a truck carrying waste from the East Palestine train derailment spilled over 20,000 pounds of contaminated soil. The spill was contained, but it highlighted one question hovering over the cleanup in East Palestine: what happens to the waste? The Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier found some of it is going to an incinerator in Ohio with a history of problems.

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Caroline MacGregor is our assistant news director and produced this episode.

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