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Cripple Creek is a small community in Wythe County, where families have lived for hundreds of years, but state officials say there's something in the water that has them concerned. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, DCR, says parts...
Southside Virginia is listed as one of the top ten endangered places in the Southeast. That's according to the Southern Environmental Law Center, an advocacy organization for the environment. It says the push to lift Virginia's longstanding ban on...
Assignment ManagerAccording to Appalachian Power and the National Weather Service, the threat of a dam failure at the Byllesby/Buck hydroelectric dam on the New River has been downgraded. Officials in Wythe County warned residents of a potential dam failure earlier...
Martinsville Sewage Treatment Plant overwhelmed by rain; VDH asks residents to avoid use of Smith RiverThe Virginia Department of Health is asking citizens to avoid recreational use of the Smith River near Martinsville because the Martinsville Sewage Treatment Plant has been overwhelmed by recent heavy rains. The specific area is downstream from the...
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Religious leaders from our area have banded together against uranium mining in Pittsylvania County. The group of ministers and pastors gathered in Roanoke Friday to make public their stance on continuing the statewide moratorium on uranium mining. They...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefHeavy equipment is a common sight around Lynchburg. Workers have been digging up city streets almost constantly for the last 20 years. It's part of the Combined Sewer Overflow project, sometimes referred to as "CSO." "Even though it's taken us 20...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterIf you talk about fracking with someone, expect to get an earful, regardless of what side of the issue that person is on. Fracking is a relatively new and controversial way of collecting natural gas. It's not common at all in Virginia....
June is National Rivers Month! Did you know that the United States has over 3,660,000 miles of rivers? That’s enough distance to circle the Earth 146 times! Freshwater rivers and streams provide drinking and irrigation water, wildlife habitat,...
A boil water notice is still in effect for people in Danville. City officials are waiting on the results of tests taken overnight. The results will not be available until Wednesday morning at the earliest. Here is the news release with the latest...
Forty-thousand gallons of manure spilled into Eagle Bottom Creek in Grayson County Monday. Health officials are warning people against boating, swimming or any recreational activities in the New River, from Fries and the New River Bridge at I-77....
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making good on a 9-month-old threat and revoking a permit for West Virginia's largest mountaintop removal mine. The agency said Thursday that Arch Coal's Spruce No. 1 mine in Logan...
Wondering if it’s safe to dip your toes into the water along Chicago’s lakefront this summer? A pilot program started two years ago to predict water quality at select places in Lake Michigan will expand to all of the city’s 24...
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