Sunday, April 03, 2011
EKB Capsule News...West Virginia...4-4-'11
- West Virginia State Police are investigating after a state road crew found female human remains in a Summers County culvert on Hix Mountain in Hinton. A skull was found Wednesday and State Police found the rest of the bones Thursday. Police believe they have been there for several years. Experts from the Smithsonian Institution are attempting to identify the victim.
- Based on the results of a new industry study, the National Mining Association said Friday that a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency measure that relies on mayflies to determine water quality in headwater streams in Central Appalachia's coalfields should be re-evaluated. The study, by GEI Consultants Inc., of Denver, Colorado, contradicts EPA's claim that even the loss of a small number of headwater streams would harm the biodiversity of an area. The association says the study raises doubts on EPA's assumptions because mayflies were not found in many of the streams studied.
- Bobby Jo Vance, 28, and Joseph Eric Frazier, 33, were both charged with operating a meth lab after a meth lab exploded inside an apartment building on Lee Street in Charleston late Saturday and blew out some windows. Police are searching for 28 year old Anita Lopez. The lab explosion forced police to temporarily condemn the building and move its occupants out until Environmental Protection Agency and city building inspectors test the air for traces of potentially explosive chemicals.
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