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Promoting W.Va. And Cleaning Up East Palestine This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, a group of state legislative and education leaders will soon embark on another national economic development tour. The program, called ChooseWV, tells West Virginia’s story directly to those who can make a major job and industry impact.

We hear an update on the East Palestine train derailment from The Allegheny Front. The creeks that run through the Ohio town are still contaminated with chemicals, and some residents and researchers are questioning the testing and cleanup of the waterways.

Also, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee outlined several challenges facing the university during his State of the University address Monday morning, renewables surpassed coal for generating electricity for the first time last year and a coal miner who died last week at Century Mining-Longview Mine in Barbour County was pinned beneath a mantrip, according to a preliminary report.

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