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State Orders Building Halt to Concrete Plant Near Morgantown

Concrete plant, Mansfield OH

West Virginia environmental officials have ordered a halt to construction of a concrete plant in northern West Virginia, saying agency inspectors found violations in May, June and July from storm water runoff.

The order issued last week tells Connellsville, Pennsylvania-based Wendell H. Stone Company Inc. that it lacked controls to keep water and sediment from flowing off the construction site.

The operation in southern Monongalia County is intended to produce about 95,000 tons of concrete annually.

The Department of Environmental Protection told the company to submit a compliance plan within 20 days and stop building until it meets its permit terms.

A call to the company wasn’t immediately returned.