The Middle River flows through Bobby Whitescarver and his wife Jeanne Trimble Hoffman’s 40 acre farm in Swoope. It looks like chocolate milk. “This is the biggest river in Augusta County and it’s the most polluted,” he says.
Virginia’s capital city is looking to become energy efficient. Richmond’s mayor is pushing a new proposal to drastically cut carbon emissions. But, as Mallory Noe-Payne reports, details on how that will be accomplished are limited.
More than 50 years ago, a DuPont factory outside Waynesboro dumped mercury into the river. Now, in an historic settlement, the company is paying the state $50 million to clean up. Mallory Noe-Payne has more.