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The epidemiologist takes the floor

State epidemiologist Steven Blankenship speaks during a West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection meeting at the Schoenbaum Center in North Charleston on Kanawha Valley ethylene oxide emissions in this August 2022 file photo.

West Virginia environmental regulators will hold a meeting Thursday on the results of air monitoring it conducted last year to measure ethylene oxide, a carcinogen emitted at chemical facilities in the Kanawha Valley.

The Department of Environmental Protection released a report on the results last week recommending that all four known ethylene oxide-emitting facilities in Institute and South Charleston agree to more stringent monitoring of the chemical.

Mike Tony covers energy and the environment. He can be reached at 304-348-1236 or mtony@hdmedia Follow @Mike__Tony on Twitter.

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