Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

"Final Federal MCHM Study Leaves Same Questions Unanswered"

"Federal government scientists on Friday released the final update of their study of Crude MCHM, without answering several important questions about the potential health effects of the January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of residents in Charleston and surrounding communities of the Kanawha Valley."

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail, 07/11/2016

"W. Va. Starts Digging Out From Massive Flood Damage; At Least 25 Dead"

"Officials in flood-stricken areas of West Virginia shifted their attention Sunday to repairing damage inflicted by the historic deluge that killed at least 25 people as it washed out homes, roads and bridges. Search and rescue operations continued in some pockets of the state."

Source: USA TODAY, 06/27/2016

US To Probe Civil Rights Complaint Against Proposed Md. Power Plant

"Two federal agencies announced this week that they will investigate whether Maryland regulators discriminated against a majority-black community by issuing a permit last fall to build a natural-gas power plant in southern Prince George’s County."

Source: Wash Post, 06/17/2016

Lawsuit Accuses Range Resources And Lab Of Doctoring Water Test Results

"A water testing company that worked with Range Resources to evaluate whether or not residential water supplies were contaminated is defending itself against a lawsuit that claims the company allowed the gas driller to alter a print out of the test results, which Range then submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection. The DEP used the altered results, in part, to conclude that the Washington County residents’ drinking water was safe...."

Source: StateImpact Pennsylvania, 06/16/2016

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