#Justice4Minden: Support the People of Minden, WV

Update: February 25, 2018: WVDEP testing shows PCB in Minden

Update: February 12, 2018: Justice orders construction on Oak Hill sewer project stopped immediately

Update: February 11, 2018: Controversial sewer project called “good for everyone”

Update: February 11, 2018: Minden residents protest lack of action in ‘toxic town’

Update: February 9, 2018: EPA likely to recommend former Fayette County work site to Superfund list

Update: February 9, 2018: Gov. Justice says he is prepared to endorse EPA recommendation that Minden site be placed on National Priorities List of Superfund sites

Original Post:

Headwaters Defense and the people of Minden have been asking Governor Justice to nominate their Fayette County, WV, community to the National Priorities List (as a Superfund site). 

For instance, see this November 17, 2017 news story: Minden residents want relocated, ask governor for help

You can help out! This Saturday, February 10, at 11: 30 a.m. come to Headwaters Defense’s action: #Justice4Minden  at the Green Space Public Park in downtown Lewisburg, WV (on the corner of Rt. 219 and Rt. 60). Headwaters Defense says: Maybe Jim Justice will hear us if we show up in his hometown!

Get more details and join the event on Facebook or see this calendar entry.

As you can see below, OVEC has just sent a letter to Governor Justice is support of Headwaters Defense request. Please do use our letter as as template to write your own letter to Governor Justice! 

For a deeper dive into what’s going on in Minden, follow Headwaters Defense on Facebook, and scroll down below our letter for more news links.

Other Action to Take


News on Minden, WV

February 5, 2018: Minden residents meet with Pruitt of EPA

January 15, 2018: Top EPA official responds to PCB risk in Minden

December 7, 2017: Contractor pulls out of Minden, concerned about disturbing PCB-contaminated soil

November 11, 2017: Acclaimed environmentalist claims Oak Hill sewer project is illegal (with video)

November 2, 2017: EPA meeting angers residents

October 24, 2017: Minden resident questions errors in federal PCB report

October 16, 2017: EPA admits PCBs still found in Minden

September 27, 2017: Minden PCB report shows samples 10 times the actionable standard set by EPA

September 21, 2017: Toxic town: The West Virginia community where cancer rates are FOUR TIMES the national average and residents point to chemical dumps as the cause as they attend ‘one funeral after another’

July 2, 2017: EPA tested for PCB contamination near Fayetteville

June 13: EPA begins sampling, but Minden residents remain distrustful

May 12: Doctor calls out federal officials for Minden study


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