Public Comment Sought On Polluted Streams In W.Va.

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is accepting public comment on a draft list of the state's polluted streams and lakes.

The updated list includes bodies of water that fail to meet state water quality standards.

Failure to meet those standards makes them unsuitable for use as a public drinking water supply, aquatic life propagation or contact recreation.

By law, the list is updated every two years.

Public comments will be accepted through April 19.

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  • by Martin on Mar 21, 2010 at 09:37 AM
    Amen!!!!!!! Sickens me to think of these streams in WV are all polluted, I for one am tired of big business such as coal and chemical and the government taking advantage of us. Clean it up or kick them out. Is our water worth a job? If you said yes then I am sad for you and your childrens children! Then again think we have it bad have you ever seen the dump sited in Mexico and China? Keep buying Chevys, Fords ,Dodges all built there, Oh and does anyone know if Walmart is having a sale on Tvs? Please! I challenge you to find something in Walmart thats not made over seas! Ive tried, you cant do it. Next time your there with wife make a game of it your boared anyway! WHat else you have to do? Maybe get bit by a snake in the outdoor section.
  • by Bre Location: Vienna on Mar 18, 2010 at 06:05 AM
    Bravo Phillip!
  • by Phillip Location: Davisville, Wood County on Mar 17, 2010 at 07:28 AM
    Why have another Draft List when WVDNR announced a few years ago that due to Mercury found in fish, it was ok to eat a couple each month, but not to eat any more? WVDEP said that EVERY stream in WV is contaminated with poisons. I don't know if agricultural waste and related chemicals were included, yet if so, then the situation demands still more funding be found to make water treatment facilities construction to meet the potable water and waste needs of every West Virginia citizen. Governor Manchin declared this in a State of the State Address sometime ago. Clean water must not be considered a "privilege." We are mandated to be stewards of this earth that God has only loaned us. Oh, and not so many months ago, the Ohio River was listed as one of the top 5 most polluted streams in the nation, which has a great part of its watershed beginning in this state. The Little Kanawha has an odor, but it sure doesn't smell like "Victory." So, that's my "public comment" and I'm a'stickin' to it.
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