As a council woman for the past two years in
Now, with a landfill in
"Most of them are very upset because we are looking at the general health of the community,” said Mauck. "We are the second highest area of population. We are also an economic engine for
She said if the waste is collected here, the ground water could be contaminated through out the area.
"You have types of soils, and then you have lying faults and rivers which are running right into the
Now Mauck is urging Eastern Panhandle citizens to reach out to the West Virginia Public Service Commission to stop the unlimited dumping of the radioactive waste in the
"They have been very supportive of local hearings regarding the electricity. They have had local hearings in everything else, so I like to encourage everybody to please put their comments in. In that they able to affect the decision here,” said Mauck.
The DEP released a statement saying disposing of drill cuttings from horizontal well development in approved solid waste facilities is mandated by law under the 2011 Horizontal Well Control Act. It is the best option available for drill cuttings from an environmental standpoint, because landfills are regulated by the state.
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