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FEMA denies grants after chemical spill
Federal officials have denied West Virginia’s request for emergency grants to reimburse first responders, nonprofits and public agencies that assisted during last month’s chemical spill.
FEMA said in a letter Monday that the spill “was not of such severity and magnitude” to warrant the additional federal assistance. The Jan. 9 spill spurred a water-use ban for days for 300,000 West Virginians.
- U.S. House panel has spill hearing
Harsh winter prompts heavy W.Va. salt usage
Some West Virginia cities have already used twice as much salt as they typically use each year on icy roads, and the state has spent more than three-fourths of its annual snow-removal budget.
Charleston has used about 4,000 tons of salt so far this season, city Public Works Director Gary Taylor told The Daily Mail.
Firm in towers collapse was fined during 2009
The company that employed two of the three people killed in the collapse of a pair of cellphone towers in Clarksburg was sanctioned after a fatal accident in 2009 in Missouri, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration records.
Company ordered to remove tanks
West Virginia’s governor on Saturday ordered the company at the center of a chemical spill that tainted the state capital’s water supply to remove all above-ground storage tanks from the Charleston operation.
Customers complain of higher bills
Some customers of West Virginia American Water are questioning why their bills went up even though they didn’t use their tap water for several days after a chemical spill.
Tomblin orders Freedom Industries to dismantle all tanks at site
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered Freedom Industries to begin, by March 15, 2014, the process of dismantling, removing and properly disposing of all of its above ground storage tanks, as well as associated piping and machinery, at its Etowah River Terminal in Charleston.
- W.Va. teen sentenced to life in friend's killing
W.Va. trial rescheduled in DUI crash
A West Virginia trial has been postponed for a man convicted in Pennsylvania in a crash that killed a sheriff’s deputy.
Utility gets approval for upgrades in W.Va.
West Virginia regulators have approved a request by an Appalachian Power affiliate to upgrade transmission facilities in the Kanawha Valley.
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