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DEP Fines Greenbrier County Landfill For Pollution

Reported: Dec. 28, 2013 3:17 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 28, 2013 7:16 PM EST
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LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) -- The Greenbrier County Landfill has been fined $11,500 by state regulators for a water pollution violation.

The violation stems from a state inspection in September. A consent order issued by the Department of Environmental Protection says inspectors found visible solids in the Greenbrier River and in an unnamed tributary. They determined that the landfill was the source of the pollution.

Landfill manager Wayne Childers tells The Register-Herald that heavy rainfall caused the runoff. He says the area received about 4 inches of rain in six hours on Sept. 20.

The DEP is reviewing a corrective plan submitted by landfill engineers.

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