Comment on the Water Quality Impacts of the TeMa Facility by 12/7 and the Rockwool Facility by 12/20

This December, the WVDEP is accepting comments on water quality permits for two industrial facilities in Jefferson County – TeMa and Rockwool. Comments on the TeMa facility’s NPDES permit are due December 7, and comments on the Rockwool NPDES permit are due December 20.

Comment on the TeMa Facility

Site of the TeMa Facility. Photo by WCHSTV.com.

The TeMa facility is located in the Burr Industrial Park and would produce insulation and drainage systems.

WV Rivers is concerned by the potential impacts the TeMa facility could have on drinking water. The facility would be constructed on karst topography and located near a number of drinking water sources. Because of these sensitive water resources, additional scrutiny of this facility and its potential impacts on water quality is warranted.

View our fact sheet and suggested comments here.

Submit your comments by December 7. WVDEP is accepting comments on the facility’s NPDEP permit through December 7. We made it easy for you to comment here.

Comment on the Roxul Rockwool Facility

The proposed Rockwool manufacturing facility would produce mineral wool insulation. The facility, owned by parent company Roxul, would discharge approximately 14,000 gallons of wastewater a day for treatment in the City of Charles Town’s wastewater treatment plant.

The volume of wastewater discharged by the facility and the capabilities of existing infrastructure to treat it concerns WV Rivers. Overflow untreated wastewater, or inadequately treated wastewater would flow into Evitts Run within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. View our fact sheet and suggested comments here.

Site of the Roxul Rockwool Facility. Photo by WVAH.com.

Submit your comments by December 20. WVDEP is accepting comments on the City of Charles Town’s NPDES permit modification for the Rockwool facility through December 20. We made it easy for you to comment here. WVDEP is also holding a public hearing on December 10, 6pm at the Ranson Civic Center where you can voice your comments.

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