Ken Ward, Jr.

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Name: Ken Ward, Jr.
First reported 31 mins ago - Updated 31 mins ago - 1 reports

OSHA cites company in cell tower deaths

Federal inspectors have cited an Oklahoma company for two alleged safety violations following their investigation of the collapse of a Harrison County cellular communications tower that killed two employees and a local volunteer firefighter.The U.S. Occupational ... [Published Charleston Gazette - 31 mins ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Claims deadline looms as Freedom tanks razed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As crews continue this week to demolish chemical tanks along the Elk River, residents and businesses face a Friday deadline to file financial claims against Freedom Industries if they want be compensated as part of the company’s bankruptcy ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

As public hearings begin, EPA again defends greenhouse proposal

As the agency begins a week-long series of public hearings in four cities, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency insisted again on Monday that the coal industry would survive an Obama administration proposal to curb greenhouse gas emissions ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Water company seeks to narrow PSC leak probe

West Virginia American Water Co. lawyers are objecting to requests for information related to January’s water crisis, in a move that consumer advocates at the state Public Service Commission say would wrongly narrow a PSC investigation of the company’s ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Coonskin lake proposal would provide alternative water for Kanawha Valley

State and local officials say they will review a proposal to build a new Coonskin Park lake that would serve as a reservoir to provide a temporary backup drinking water source for the Kanawha Valley.The proposal, circulated late last week, says the project ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

USGS halts research on mountaintop removal's public-health effects

Two years ago, Bill Orem and his team of researchers were setting up air monitors in the yards and on the porches of residents in Artie, a small Raleigh County community surrounded by mountaintop removal mines.Orem, a chemist with the U.S. Geological ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Feds to conduct more studies of MCHM

Federal officials have agreed to conduct a series of new studies of the potential health effects of exposure to the chemicals released during the January spill at Freedom Industries, officials said today.The National Toxicology Program will conduct studies ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Ex-miner seeks to break black lung backlog

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A retired West Virginia coal miner on Tuesday asked Congress to help streamline the process of obtaining black lung benefits, and the Obama administration insisted it is taking steps to fix longstanding abuses outlined in a Pulitzer ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Freedom executives want legal costs paid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The nearly $3 million settlement Freedom Industries has reached with its insurance company has hit a potential snag, as former officers of the bankrupt company try to force that insurer, AIG Specialty, to pay their personal legal costs ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

For Freedom Industries, a Small Price to Pay for Poisoning West Virginia Water

(Image: via Facebook) Last week, Freedom Industries — the now bankrupt company that was responsible for a chemical spill that tainted the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of West Virginians — learned that there will be a small price to pay for ... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Security guard included in state mine death count

West Virginia officials said Monday that they will include the April drowning of a security guard at a barge loading facility in Kanawha County in their count of this year’s coal industry deaths.Eugene White, director of the state Office of Miners’ Health, ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 2 reports

A Coal Town Turnaround

Rocky Kistner[1] is a communications associate for the NRDC. This Op-Ed originally appeared as an article[2] in OnEarth magazine. Kistner contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights[3].  In West Virginia's largest newspaper ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jun 26 2014]

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OSHA cites company in cell tower deaths [Published Charleston Gazette - 31 mins ago]
Claims deadline looms as Freedom tanks razed [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 30 2014]
Water company seeks to narrow PSC leak probe [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
As public hearings begin, EPA again defends gre... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 29 2014]
Coonskin lake proposal would provide alternativ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 28 2014]
Wonkbook: With four days until recesss, a break... [Published Ezra Klein - Jul 28 2014]
USGS halts research on mountaintop removal's pu... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 26 2014]
The Evening Blues - 7-23-14 [Published Daily Kos - Jul 24 2014]
Feds to conduct more studies of MCHM [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 23 2014]
Ex-miner seeks to break black lung backlog [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 23 2014]
Freedom executives want legal costs paid [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 23 2014]
For Freedom Industries, a Small Price to Pay fo... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 22 2014]
Security guard included in state mine death count [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 22 2014]
DEP cites mining operation near Kanawha State F... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 18 2014]
CSB found holes, corrosion in other Freedom tanks [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 16 2014]
Freedom Industries site demolition begins [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 16 2014]
A Coal Town Turnaround [Published DailyMe.Com - Jun 26 2014]
A Coal Town Turnaround (Op-Ed) [Published LiveScience.com - Jun 26 2014]
Are You Ready for a Coal Town Turnaround? [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Jun 05 2014]
Four Months After Massive West Virginia Spill, ... [Published Think Progress - May 04 2014]
Occupational Health News Roundup [The Pump Handle] [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Apr 21 2014]
Water testing team finds HCHM in home near trea... [Published Charleston Gazette - Mar 25 2014]
MSHA cites company in coal slurry death [Published Charleston Gazette - Mar 20 2014]
DEP, DHHR: Chemical leak legal action now moot [Published Charleston Gazette - Mar 14 2014]
Report outlines additional threats to Elk River... [Published Charleston Gazette - Feb 24 2014]
Chemical spill 'wakeup call', poll finds [Published Charleston Gazette - Feb 24 2014]
WVU study links MTR to high-risk air quality in... [Published Charleston Gazette - Feb 21 2014]
Yet another coal-related spill flows into a Wes... [Published Daily Kos - Feb 20 2014]
Coal slurry spill reported in McDowell County [Published Charleston Gazette - Feb 19 2014]
Late Night Open Thread [Published Balloon Juice - Feb 18 2014]
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Wonkbook: With four days until recesss, a break... [Published Ezra Klein - Jul 28 2014]
Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara ( @pkollipara ). To subscribe by e-mail, click  here . Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click  here . Follow ...
Are You Ready for a Coal Town Turnaround? [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Jun 05 2014]
Rocky Kistner, Communications Associate, Washington, DC This article originally appeared on OnEarth at http://bit.ly/1papQ0i In West Virginia’s largest newspaper this week, journalist Ken Ward Jr., a veteran chronicler of the coalfields, spotlights ...
Four Months After Massive West Virginia Spill, ... [Published Think Progress - May 04 2014]
In this Jan. 13, 2014, photo, Al Jones of the West Virginia department of General Services tests the water in the State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. CREDIT: AP Photo/Steve Helber Nearly four months after a coal-cleaning chemical mixture spilled into ...
Occupational Health News Roundup [The Pump Handle] [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Apr 21 2014]
April 2010 saw two major workplace disasters: The April 5th explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia , where 29 workers lost their lives, and the April 20th explosion at the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11 workers. Four ...
Yet another coal-related spill flows into a Wes... [Published Daily Kos - Feb 20 2014]
Randy Huffman, secretary of theWest Virginia Department of Environmental Protection,has been striking a new more environmentally protective tone.Ken Ward Jr. at the Charleston Gazette has reported another spill of coal-mining waste. According to state ...
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