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PNS Daily Newscast - September 13, 2019 


Prosecutors get approval to bring charges against former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe; and the Trump administration rolls back clean water protections.

2020Talks - September 13, 2019. (3 min.)  


At last night's debate, Democrats try for breakout moments; former VP Joe Biden spats with Sen. Bernie Sanders and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro.

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Public News Service - WV: Water

In part because of drill cuttings such as these, once you take the salt and water out of fracking waste, the remaining sludge is hot enough to be considered low-level radioactive waste. (Bill Hughes)

CHARLESTON, W.Va - Recycling of fracking waste can reduce water use and pollution from the wells, but only by creating low-level nuclear waste too hot for landfills. One fracking-waste recycler is operating near Fairmont and another is planned for Doddridge County. They take the brine, mud and drill

West Virginians say news of lead contamination in the drinking water of Flint, Mich., is painfully familiar. (Friends of Water)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Nearly 40 West Virginia groups are sending an open letter to the people of Flint, Michigan saying they know what it's like to have contaminated drinking water. When the news leaked that Flint's water has high levels of lead, many folks in Charleston immediately thought of the

DEP samples taken downhill from one part of a waste disposal site in Ritchie County last fall suggest the injection well site is leaking frack waste. (WV DEP)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - A disposal well site in Ritchie County is leaking frack waste, according to a West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection report. After complaints from residents, the DEP took samples from around a Hall Drilling waste-injection well near Ellenboro last fall. Wheeling

One important method of coal-ash disposal may leave West Virginia's waters vulnerable to heavy metal contamination. (Sierra Club, Appalachian Voices)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A loophole for disposal of toxic coal ash is being widely misused across northern West Virginia, according to experts worried about heavy metals leaching into creeks and rivers. As the U.S. wrestles with how to dispose of decades worth of coal ash, Jim Kotcon, Energy Committee

A scorecard assembled by investor groups faults gas producers for secrecy about fracking risks. (Disclosing The Facts)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Companies fracking for gas do a poor job of informing the public, according to investor groups. Their just-released scorecard faults Chesapeake Energy for secrecy. The third annual "Disclosing The Facts" scorecard graded the largest gas producers on disclosure in areas such as w

A legal push is underway to force the EPA to close a sizable loophole in the regulation of hazardous waste from oil and gas drilling. Credit: Bill Hughes/Earthworks.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The EPA has largely failed to regulate waste from oil and gas drilling, even though the agency admitted the hazardous nature of the waste decades ago. National and state-based groups are pushing for the agency to at last close the gap. Twenty-seven years ago, the EPA decla

An effort to establish new national monuments could help protect the birthplace of rivers in Pocahontas County. Photo: courtesy of Live Monumental

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Folks are in Washington today to push for four new national monuments, and one would be the birthplace of rivers in Pocahontas County. The nationwide lobbying effort includes Gil Willis, owner of the Elk River Inn and Restaurant. He said he built his business as a way to make a

West Virginians will get to voice their opinions tonight in Charleston on a federal rule designed to protect streams. Credit: Trout Unlimited

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginians get to have their say tonight on surface mining's impact on streams. The federal Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has been holding a series of public meetings around the country on a proposal known as the Stream Protection Rule

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