WV DEP Finds More Chemical Tanks Near Water

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia inspectors have discovered 600 more above-ground chemical storage tanks located near public drinking-water supplies, pushing their current inventory to more than 1,600 such tanks, according to data made public Thursday."

"The Department of Environmental Protection for the first time released lists of storage tanks that could be subject to new rules if lawmakers pass legislation drawn up in response to the January chemical leak on the Elk River.

DEP officials cautioned that they could end up with a final inventory showing even more storage tanks located in or near the "zone of critical concern" near public water-supply intakes."

Ken Ward Jr. reports for the Charleston Gazette February 27, 2014.


"Feds Still Working on Leak Impact Studies" (Charleston Gazette)

"Source Water Assessments" (EPA)

Source: Charleston Gazette, 02/28/2014