DEP Motions To Intervene In EPA Settlement

The state Department of Environmental Protection has filed a motion in federal court to intervene in a proposed settlement to limit mining pollutants in streams.  At the heart of the issue is the Guyandotte River and the alleged failure of the DEP to administer water testing and limits for ionic toxicity in 11 state streams that affect 100,000 people. As a result, conservation groups filed a lawsuit.

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DEP Sues Pinnacle Mining; Residents Say Toxic Creek Is Poisoning Them

Around sundown, residents said you used to hear a roar of frogs. Now it's silent.  They said they have broken out in rashes and had medical symptoms they had never experienced before like frequent headaches and stomach aches.

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EPA Proposes Settlement In Guyandotte Watershed Pollution Lawsuit

The EPA’s proposed consent decree would settle a lawsuit filed this month by environmental groups in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

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Small Businesses Take Initiative To Restore Nostalgic ‘Gilbert Beach’ In Mingo County 

After years of neglect, a river access point called Gilbert Beach at Veterans Park is getting new life. The motivation to restore Gilbert Beach is about one part nostalgia, one part tourist attraction and two parts community service.

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