WVDEP officials have sold out WV ci...

WVDEP officials have sold out WV citizens

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WV Citizen

Charleston, WV

#1 Feb 9, 2014
WVDEP introduced Senate Bill 243 which allows natural gas fracking companies to keep secret the long list of toxic chemicals being used during the hydraulic fracking process. WV passed Senate Bill 243 on March 12, 2013.

"the radioactivity (radium brought up with the natural gas from deep within the earth) in fracking wastewater has been found to exceed the federal EPA's safe drinking water limits by up to 3,600 times, and exceeds the federal industrial discharge limits set by the Nuclear Regulatory Agency by more than 300 times. "

"the new Senate Bill 373 exempts the fracking industry so they can't be held accountable for poisoning the water supply. "

Citizens of WV are experiencing 'public water pollution' because the WVDEP has failed to enforce the laws and protect the people and 'water' of this State.

Hurricane, WV

#2 Feb 9, 2014
The state DEP spends most of it's time looking at scenarios that "might" harm the environment on a long term basis.
They are seemingly not interested in something that could kill you overnight. How many thousands of man-hours were wasted on "Global Warming" issues when a few hours of inspection could have prevented the MHCM spill. It is a lot easier to sit in the office and send out press releases than to go outside in the cold and actually inspect viable threats to the environment. If you burn brush in your backyard, you will be fined. If you don't maintain your chemical storage facility, You won't even face a simple inspection for decades.

Chantilly, VA

#3 Feb 9, 2014

Chantilly, VA

#4 Feb 9, 2014
Don't Like that page - whatever you do!
asleep at the switch

Charleston, WV

#5 Feb 11, 2014
it doesn't take a genius to figure out the WVDEP should have been inspecting/monitoring hazardous waste sites and demanding cleanup by the owners.

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