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WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterThe Virginia Cooperative Extension wants to make sure homeowners who rely on wells, know whether their water is safe to drink. "We've got that rotten egg smell," says Linda Oliver, a homeowner in Roanoke County. Oliver, like an estimated 22 percent...
Some folks who live around the Radford Arsenal had plenty of environmental questions at a public hearing on Tuesday night. The meeting started at 6 p.m. and it wasn't long before folks were asking how safe is the air, soil and water around the Radford...
WDBJ7 ReporterMotion censored lights are doing wonders at Intertape Polymer Group, or IPG, in Pittsylvania County. "I would say we've installed about 200 of the high efficiency lighting," said Mike Jones, the corporate Energy Manager and Manager of Engineering. The...
WDBJ7 ReporterAn empty industrial park in Henry County is the center of a several year debate between leaders and the federal government. Now a county supervisor is asking the community to put pressure on our nation's leaders to start the project. The U.S. Corps...
Six organizations in Virginia are receiving funding to support community-based environmental education projects. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the projects will share an estimated $92,000 awarded by the National Nursing Centers...
Chances are your home has at least a small amount of radioactive gas seeping in through the cracks in the foundation, the plumbing or even the drains. The radioactive gas is called radon, one of the byproducts of uranium. In small amounts, it's not...
The Virginia U.S. Senate race is among the most closely watched and hotly contested in the country, and the outcome could determine which party controls the Senate. WDBJ7's Hollani Davis goes one on one with Republican George Allen. Hollani:...
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In our Election 2012 coverage, we focus on the 9th Congressional District. It is located in the southwestern portion of the state and it includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd and Craig Counties and parts of Henry and Roanoke Counties. Incumbent 9th...
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ReporterTim Kaine and George Allen talked jobs Thursday as the two Senate candidates campaigned in Roanoke. Both men spoke to members of the Virginia Economic Developers Association meeting at the Hotel Roanoke. Tim Kaine was up first, touting a plan he says...
We are a little more than seven weeks away from Election Day. Your Hometown News Leader WDBJ7 wants you to get to know the candidates. Over the next several weeks we are going one-on-one with the men who want your vote. Our first candidate WDBJ 7 anchor...
Multimedia JournalistThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sponsoring a Hazmat exercise in Roanoke on September 12th 13th and 14th. The participants are the Environmental Protection Agency, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Roanoke Office of Emergency...
WDBJ7 Senior ReporterNew environmental regulations and their impact on Virginia's coal industry are fueling more debate in southwest Virginia. Ninth District Congressman Morgan Griffith and two other Republicans on a House Energy and Power subcommittee are holding a field...
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