Landfills

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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has awarded nearly two dozen recycling grants to groups in 20 counties.

The DEP said in a news release that funding for the recycling assistance grant program is generated through a $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills.

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Oct 2, 2015
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On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board reports on how the oil and gas industry is getting around regulations meant to keep dangerous materials out of landfills.  Also, a preview of this week’s podcast covering the trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

On West Virginia Morning, is it safe to put waste from natural gas drilling into municipal landfills?  The Department of Environmental Protection says it is, but some people are still concerned about it. 

The story on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board sits down with an expert on stress to talk about how social factors play a role in our health.  And Ashton Marra reports from legislative interim meetings at the state capitol.

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  A state Department of Environmental Protection official says the installation of detectors is nearly complete at six West Virginia landfills that will accept low-level radioactive drilling waste from natural gas operations.

Legislation passed earlier this year required radiation monitoring of drill cuttings sent to landfills and overturned tonnage limits for those particular landfills.

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Senators and Delegates worked late into the night, as usual, on the final day of the session voting on bills. The frenzy, however, was too much for some issues. Here are a few of the bills that got lost in the mix and didn’t pass before the midnight deadline.

SB 6