WV DEP Announces Public Forum on Ethylene Oxide Emissions to Take Place March 26 in Dunbar


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is holding a community open house to provide information and update the public on its actions to address Ethylene Oxide (EtO) air emissions in the western areas of Kanawha County.

The open house is set for Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dunbar Recreation Center, located at 2601 Fairlawn Avenue in Dunbar. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m.

Staff from different sections within the WVDEP’s Division of Air Quality will be present, along with staff from the State Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Public Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

A brief introduction and overview will be given to start the forum and then citizens will have the opportunity to meet with WVDEP staff and ask questions. A second introduction and overview will be given around 12:30 p.m., for folks that come later in the day.

Community members are encouraged to attend and come and go as they please. No formal agenda will be followed.

This format is intended to be casual and informal and give citizens the opportunity to meet with WVDEP staff one-on-one so that we can provide the information we have and help address their concerns. It will also allow for instant feedback so that we can make sure those who may not be familiar with this issue understand the information.

The event details have been added to our EtO webpage, as well as our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/depwv) and Twitter (@DEPWV) accounts, and public notice listserv.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, etc. about the event details, please call 304-926-0475 or send an email to DEP.Comments@wv.gov.

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