Welch Settles With EPA and DEP

Welch Settles With EPA and DEP

There are 16 comments on the West Virginia Metro story from Mar 1, 2012, titled Welch Settles With EPA and DEP. In it, West Virginia Metro reports that:

The City of Welch has agreed to undertake a long term plan that will help it eliminate the dumping of raw sewage.

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RED

Frazeysburg, OH

#1 Mar 1, 2012
"Long term plan"? It's been going on forever.
How much longer will it be?lol
Wood

Whitesville, WV

#2 Mar 2, 2012
RED wrote:
"Long term plan"? It's been going on forever.
How much longer will it be?lol
Welch can't afford to do this. It has been going on forever. Also what about private homes throughout McDowell county? EPA going to fine everyone along Tug River and Elkhorn Creek and other creeks? Noones got the money. Let the federal gov't come in and pay for it all, they are building sewer plants and water plants all around the world on the taxpayers dime, why not MCDOWELL COUNTY WV USA!!! Let the turds roll on man!!!
RED

Frazeysburg, OH

#3 Mar 2, 2012
With all the tax money from coal that has come from down there,it should have been done years ago.

“Of Course I Can”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Mar 2, 2012
RED wrote:
With all the tax money from coal that has come from down there,it should have been done years ago.
That's what I have been saying all along. All that money made from coal over the years went to corporations with headquarters in other states and all the tax dollars went to the states where they company was located. Poor ole McDowell was like the wh*re that didn't get paid for her services and now all she's got is a creek full of crap.
RED

Frazeysburg, OH

#5 Mar 2, 2012
Sundog512 wrote:
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That's what I have been saying all along. All that money made from coal over the years went to corporations with headquarters in other states and all the tax dollars went to the states where they company was located. Poor ole McDowell was like the wh*re that didn't get paid for her services and now all she's got is a creek full of crap.
Right, but just up the road in the next county (Mercer) they have good infrastructre.
Wood

Scott Depot, WV

#6 Mar 2, 2012
Sundog512 wrote:
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That's what I have been saying all along. All that money made from coal over the years went to corporations with headquarters in other states and all the tax dollars went to the states where they company was located. Poor ole McDowell was like the wh*re that didn't get paid for her services and now all she's got is a creek full of crap.
If you travel from Charleston to all points north, you can see where all the coal tax severance money went. Joe Manchin sent millions to his home area, Fairmont and surrounding areas, Byrd and Rahall, Beckley Raleigh County, and poor ole McDowell County don't get shyt and built this state. Cant even finish the Coalfield express because the money is being sent up north.

“Of Course I Can”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe, NM

#7 Mar 2, 2012
RED wrote:
<quoted text>Right, but just up the road in the next county (Mercer) they have good infrastructre.
Yep, Mercer county always had good infrastructure. Hell, back in the 60's they were doing pretty good even. McDowell county was drinking out of wooden water tanks and crapping the river while Mercer had all the modern conveniences.

“Of Course I Can”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe, NM

#8 Mar 2, 2012
Some of that money even wound up in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan--where the corporations that owned those old mining companies were.
Wood wrote:
<quoted text>If you travel from Charleston to all points north, you can see where all the coal tax severance money went. Joe Manchin sent millions to his home area, Fairmont and surrounding areas, Byrd and Rahall, Beckley Raleigh County, and poor ole McDowell County don't get shyt and built this state. Cant even finish the Coalfield express because the money is being sent up north.

“Tears of a Clown”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#9 Mar 2, 2012
RED wrote:
<quoted text>Right, but just up the road in the next county (Mercer) they have good infrastructre.
McDowell County built modern day Princeton and almost 75% of the residents there had relatives that moved from McDowell in the last 50 years.

McDowell was why the turnpike was originally built, to have a straight road to connect Charleston to the South, they had the availible capitol and went to improve the entire state instead

So much coal in the area could have prevented great infrastruture but Logan County got a great road through similar terrain so does Pike County Ky and they are still coal abundant.

McDowell dealt with US Steel and others as SD mentioned, benefitted Gary, IN not Gary, WV.
Wood

Scott Depot, WV

#10 Mar 2, 2012
Sundog512 wrote:
Some of that money even wound up in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan--where the corporations that owned those old mining companies were.
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Yep, specifically the STEEL industry in PA OH. It all started with the railroad big wigs and Rockefellers way back in the day, reaping the benefits of the resourses, using workers like slaves, then pulling out when the well went dry. Kinda like the old raped whore you talked about, not getting paid.lol!
Wood

Scott Depot, WV

#11 Mar 2, 2012
Weepy wrote:
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McDowell County built modern day Princeton and almost 75% of the residents there had relatives that moved from McDowell in the last 50 years.
McDowell was why the turnpike was originally built, to have a straight road to connect Charleston to the South, they had the availible capitol and went to improve the entire state instead
So much coal in the area could have prevented great infrastruture but Logan County got a great road through similar terrain so does Pike County Ky and they are still coal abundant.
McDowell dealt with US Steel and others as SD mentioned, benefitted Gary, IN not Gary, WV.
Beginning to finally see the domino effect of the well going dry in the southern coalfields, as Mercer Co businesses are closing at a rapid rate, Postal facilities, Kroger, etc etc..Bluefield, once a jewel is now basically a slum town....

“Tears of a Clown”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#12 Mar 2, 2012
Wood wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, specifically the STEEL industry in PA OH. It all started with the railroad big wigs and Rockefellers way back in the day, reaping the benefits of the resourses, using workers like slaves, then pulling out when the well went dry. Kinda like the old raped whore you talked about, not getting paid.lol!
Actually it started during the Civil War when the WV coalfields were taken away from the confederacy and made that situation with the NE bigwigs being able to call the shots in that region afterwards

“Of Course I Can”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe, NM

#13 Mar 2, 2012
Yeah, my dad worked for USS over in Gary and while they paid the workers pretty good for the day, the profit all went to USS. None of that went back into the county. There was also Eastern Gas and Fuel which I think was out of Massachusetts (not sure about that) and there was another one that was from Michigan. Can't remember who that was either. But these big corporations all took huge amounts of coal money out of the region and really did nothing for the communities they were robbing other than leave them with an environmental nightmare.

The same thing happened in other resource rich communities throughout the country. Hell, eastern Pennsylvania right next to the Jersey border looks just like McDowell county. No difference at all. Sad the way these areas get exploited for their resources and get nothing more out of it than a decent wage.

“Tears of a Clown”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#14 Mar 2, 2012
Wood wrote:
<quoted text>Beginning to finally see the domino effect of the well going dry in the southern coalfields, as Mercer Co businesses are closing at a rapid rate, Postal facilities, Kroger, etc etc..Bluefield, once a jewel is now basically a slum town....
Bluefield is basically that, the railroad and college is keeping that from being a ghost town, the advancement of road transportation over the decades brought Bluefield to its knees. Bluefield's problem is Bluefield, Va where all the commercial shopping district and all those important dollars went. Princeton is getting ready to overtake Bluefield as the biggest city in the county, if not for annexation laws allowing Princeton to advance to I-77, it would have overtaken Bluefield long ago.
Wood

Scott Depot, WV

#15 Mar 2, 2012
Yea man and like Red said, the sewer pipes been running in these streams for many years and only used to be covered up with coal sludge till the mines pulled out. In all reality the environmental nightmare continues, but big money won't help now that they cant pad their pockets anymore. The county should sue the country and state of WV for reparations if you ask me!!
Wood

Scott Depot, WV

#16 Mar 2, 2012
My dad served in the army, worked in the mines at Coalwood and Caples all his life, lived on the same piece of property all his life with the same sewer pipes running into the river and getting his water from an old abandoned coal mine, yet they build high tech water plants and sewer systems in countries that want to see us all dead. Where in the hell is the fairness in that???? This country's leaders definately has its head in its ass....

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