Water Quality http://wvtf.org en West Virginia Water Doesn't Pass the Smell Test http://wvtf.org/post/west-virginia-water-doesnt-pass-smell-test <p></p><p>Scientists at Virginia Tech say a chemical that contaminated the Elk River in West Virginia early this year, is more complex than previously known.&nbsp; A new study may explain why a telltale smell persists, after officials declared the water safe to drink, more than two months ago.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Robbie Harris 18991 at http://wvtf.org West Virginia Water Doesn't Pass the Smell Test Coal Ash Spill Affects Virginia and North Carolina http://wvtf.org/post/coal-ash-spill-affects-virginia-and-north-carolina <p>We’ve told you about a coal ash spill in Eden, North Carolina that’s worked its way into the Dan River in Danville.&nbsp; Officials with Duke Energy, the company in charge of the spill, along with state and local officials, have conducted tests on the drinking water there.</p><p>Duke Energy officials will be giving an update to Danville City Council members Friday at 1pm.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:47:56 +0000 Beverly Amsler 16951 at http://wvtf.org Coal Ash Spill Affects Virginia and North Carolina Endangered Species Act http://wvtf.org/post/endangered-species-act <p>The federal law protecting endangered species turned forty in 2013.&nbsp; And that calls for taking stock of how it’s been working.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:55:35 +0000 Robbie Harris 15414 at http://wvtf.org Endangered Species Act Stabilizing Threatened Species http://wvtf.org/post/stabilizing-threatened-species <p>December 2013 marked the 40<sup>th</sup> Birthday of the US Endangered Species Act …and in the decades since, many people have been working to get threatened species off the endangered list.</p><p>Scientists at Virginia Tech are making progress with a key species that helps keep area waterways alive and healthy.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:06:48 +0000 Robbie Harris 15296 at http://wvtf.org Stabilizing Threatened Species Environmental Group Says New Road Will Destroy Wetlands http://wvtf.org/post/environmental-group-says-new-road-will-destroy-wetlands <p>Virginia is moving ahead with plans for a new highway to replace route 460, the section which runs from Petersburg to Suffolk, but environmentalists are crying foul – complaining construction will wipe-out&nbsp; valuable wetlands.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:33:17 +0000 Sandy Hausman 12670 at http://wvtf.org Environmental Group Says New Road Will Destroy Wetlands