Charleston Agency Fined For Environmental Violations

The Charleston Sanitary Board has been fined for several environmental violations at a municipal sewer rehabilitation site. The Charleston Gazette reports that documents from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection show the board was fined $12,510 for violations at project in South Hills that called for replacement of about seven miles of sewer lines and installation of plastic lining in about a mile of pipe. Violations included sediment discharge and runoff into a stream. Sanitary Board general manager Larry Roller says the contractor on the project reimbursed the board for the fines, and the problems have been corrected.