Warren County Crews and DEQ contain a fuel leak

Warren County Virginia new logo used by permission by Warren County Director of Technology Todd Jones

Warren County Crews report the discovery of a fuel leak while working in the Old Oak 4 and Venus Branch project area Tuesday, February 20.

A ruptured fuel line to the large water pump used to divert the creek was the cause.

The leak was controlled immediately, and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Warren County Fire Rescue Services were notified.

It was determined that an estimated 50 gallons of number 2 off road fuel leaked out.

Crews were able to contain the leak to an isolated section until Millers Environmental Services arrived.

Mitigation is expected to continue over the next several days.

Warren County Authorities will continue to monitor the situation with immediate notifications as it develops and as are needed.

DEQ clean up report is found here.

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Virginia permit transparency website

Governor Youngkin announced on Friday the Virginia Permit Transparency (VPT) Website to bring more efficiency to the permitting process.

The VPT provides the public with a centralized location to track the daily status and timeline of critical steps for Commonwealth of Virginia’s
permits.

Users can search permit applications or filter results by fields such as agency, application number, locality, and more.

VPT can be accessed at Permits.Virginia.Gov.

As of Friday, the permits of three agencies were available on the website: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Virginia Energy (ENERGY), and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC).

Additional agencies will be added in the coming months.

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Town of Front Royal is cleared of wrongdoing

front royal town hall

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has cleared the Town of Front Royal of wrongdoing.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office asked the DEQ to investigate alleged illegal dumping.

The allegations involved the Town illegally disposing of sludge at the Warren County Transfer Station.

That action would violate laws, code and the town’s permit.

The DEQ found no such violation.

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