Possible Lawsuit Over Sewage Pollution

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia may be sued over Clean
Water Act violations that a Georgia lawyer claims have continued
for decades.

Atlanta lawyer William "Bo" Gray says more than 160,000
households are piping raw sewage into waterways, and government has done nothing to stop it.

Gray represents a developer who discovered the problem after his
planned upscale community overlooking Kanawha Falls was denied
sewage permits.

Notices of intent to sue within 60 days have been filed with the
state Department of Environmental Protection, the Bureau for Public
Health and all 55 county governments.

DEP spokeswoman Kathy Cosco says the agency is evaluating the
claims. The Department of Health and Human Resources, which
oversees the Bureau for Public Health, says it doesn't comment on

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