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WV DEP orders stop to construction on Corridor H


Charleston Gazette-Mail

Inspection photo from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection shows areas that were not stabilized near Corridor H construction.
(Photo courtesy of WV DEP)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The company doing work on a major road construction project has been ordered to stop.

The state Department of Environmental Protection’s cease-and-desist order follows a series of violations in Randolph and Tucker counties, where Kokosing Construction Company is doing work on Corridor H.

The order cites violations between December 2017 and September 2018, when inspectors found that Kokosing Construction Company had violated a water quality permit by failing to maintain erosion control devices and letting sediment-filled water leave the construction site, among other things.

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