Hotel Developer Faces Citations, Fines From WVDEP

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UPDATE 9/3/2014 4:20 PM

Multiple citations and thousands in fines for a hotel construction site in Parkersburg.

The new Hampton Inn is being built off Murdoch Avenue.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection issued several citations against the developer, Florida-based MPH Hotels.

The company faces more than $23,000 in fines.

The DEP says the issue is there's fine clay on the construction site and it's hard to keep that against the steep slope.

The agency says a lot of sediment ended up in the road and in local waterways and that negatively affects fish populations.

"The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit applies to everybody who develops any kind of construction activity, whether it's a home or a business, and the expectation of that permit is that you keep your sediments on your site and don't allow them to enter into the waters of the state of West Virginia," says Garland Roberts, with the WVDEP.

The DEP says MPH Hotels is taking steps to correct the issues.

A representative with MPH Hotels declined to comment.


Multiple citations and thousands in fines for a hotel construction site in Parkersburg.

The new hotel is being built off Murdoch Avenue.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection issued several citations against the developer - Florida-based MPH Hotels.

Most of the citations are related to runoff and erosion issues.

Also, the DEP says the company allowed fuel to get into the groundwater.

The company faces more than $23,000 in fines.

A representative with MPH Hotels declined to comment.


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