Ken Ward, Jr.

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Name: Ken Ward, Jr.
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Freedom eyes DEP's voluntary cleanup program

Freedom Industries is considering trying to enter West Virginia’s voluntary industrial site remediation program to help ease the cleanup of its Elk River facility, where a chemical leak in January contaminated the drinking-water supply for hundreds of ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

PSC chairman recuses himself from spill probe

The chairman of the state Public Service Commission has recused himself from an increasingly controversial case in which the commission is investigating West Virginia American Water Co.’s response to the January chemical spill and the water crisis that ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Morning Consult Energy: EPA Touts Air Pollution Progress; Asian Firms Prepare for US Shale Exports

Today’s Washington Brief:The EPA released a  report   Thursday  touting the fact that their efforts have reduced toxic air pollutants significantly.  The Hill’s Timothy Cama has the  story .POLITICO Pro’s Alex Guillen  reports  that billionaire Tom Steyer’s ... [Published The Morning Consult - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

State responds to mine guard death

State inspectors have told a coal-mine security company to create a check-in system for its guards following the April drowning of a security supervisor at a Kanawha County coal-loading dock.The state Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training told ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Water company presses for secrecy in PSC spill investigation

Attorneys for West Virginia American Water Company are insisting that the state Public Service Commission not force them to release any documents that explain what sort of planning the company did to prepare for potential contamination of its Elk River ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Water study panel not yet appointed

More than four months after Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law legislation responding to the January water crisis, the governor has yet to appoint members of a new commission charged with coming up with other ways to improve protections for West Virginia’s ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Judge rules corps can ignore mining health studies

A federal judge in Charleston ruled this week that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not have to consider scientific studies linking mountaintop removal to public health problems when the agency approves new Clean Water Act permits for mining ope ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

PSC paves way for water company planning questions in spill probe

The state Public Service Commission indicated this morning that it will allow an investigation of West Virginia American Water Co.’s response to January’s Elk River chemical spill to include discussion of whether the water company properly planned for ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 2 reports

W.Va. American Water repeatedly delayed locating potential Elk River contamination sites

Back in April 2006, officials from West Virginia American Water told state regulators they were planning to review the Elk River watershed to find out what potential contamination sources were upstream from their Kanawha Valley water treatment plant.Water ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

NASCAR's Tony Stewart hits, kills driver

Tony Stewart offered his prayers for the family of Ken Ward Jr. after hitting and killing him in a dirt-track race. ... [Published CNN.com - Video - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

W.Va. wants $1.8 million from Freedom bankruptcy

West Virginia government agencies have filed a nearly $1.8 million claim in the bankruptcy of Freedom Industries, seeking repayment of money they spent responding to Freedom’s January chemical leak, which contaminated the drinking water for 300,000 residents ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Loud boom and smoke reported in Nitro industrial park

A reported explosion and leak at an industrial facility in Nitro shut down a road this afternoon.Plant Road in Nitro is shut down after a reported explosion at Spirit Services, emergency officials said.An above-ground storage tank was leaking an oil and ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 06 2014]

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PSC: W.Va. American Water must turn over some r... [Published Coal Valley News - Aug 29 2014]
Freedom eyes DEP's voluntary cleanup program [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 28 2014]
Labor Day and Election Day 2014 [Published LEO Weekly - Aug 28 2014]
Kessler, Miley urge special session to delay ch... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 27 2014]
PSC chairman recuses himself from spill probe [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 27 2014]
Morning Consult Energy: EPA Touts Air Pollution... [Published The Morning Consult - Aug 22 2014]
PSC orders water company to turn over some reco... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 22 2014]
State responds to mine guard death [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 21 2014]
Water company presses for secrecy in PSC spill ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 21 2014]
Judge rules corps can ignore mining health studies [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 20 2014]
Water study panel not yet appointed [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 20 2014]
DHHR lacks chemical spill expertise, CDC review... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 19 2014]
PSC paves way for water company planning questi... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 18 2014]
W.Va. American Water repeatedly delayed locatin... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 17 2014]
W.Va. American Water moved Elk River intake to ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 16 2014]
Coal River Mining to cut 280 jobs [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 12 2014]
NASCAR's Tony Stewart hits, kills driver [Published CNN.com - Video - Aug 10 2014]
Water company warns DEP about plan for stricter... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 08 2014]
W.Va. wants $1.8 million from Freedom bankruptcy [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 07 2014]
Loud boom and smoke reported in Nitro industria... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 06 2014]
PSC 'extremely concerned' about dispute over sp... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 05 2014]
DEP sympathetic to gas drillers, but bill leave... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 03 2014]
Win over EPA won't save Southern W.Va. coal, ex... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 31 2014]
OSHA cites company in cell tower deaths [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 31 2014]
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]
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NASCAR's Tony Stewart hits, kills driver [Published CNN.com - Video - Aug 10 2014]
Tony Stewart offered his prayers for the family of Ken Ward Jr. after hitting and killing him in a dirt-track race. ...
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 ...
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