Pollution

AP Photo/Steve Helber, File

The health of the James River watershed continues to improve and is significantly better than it was ten years ago.  That new assessment was released Thursday morning by the James River Association.

Documentary Tests the Waters of Virginia

Aug 25, 2017

A new film is making the rounds in Virginia – its producers using this state as a test of how much difference their investigative work might make.  What Lies Upstream will be shown at the Byrd Theater in Richmond Sunday, August 27 at 1:30, at the Grandin Theater in Roanoke on Wednesday August 30th at 7:15 and at the Alamo Draft House in Charlottesville Thursday, August 31 at 7 pm, with each showing followed by a panel discussion. 

Sierra Club: Low Income and Minority Zip Codes Face Worst Air Pollution

Aug 2, 2017

A new survey shows people living in low income and minority communities are often subject to the worst air pollution in the state.

Jessie Knadler

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.  

epa.gov

The level of environmental pollution rose in Virginia for the first time in seven years. And once again, Montgomery County in the southwestern part of the state, tops the list for the largest amount of toxic emissions. But some say the numbers are misleading.

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