One week after suspension, some work resumes on the Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Roanoke Times – After coming to a brief halt, construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline is resuming piecemeal along its approximately 100-mile route through the New River and Roanoke valleys.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, which said the temporary suspension began June 29 after Mountain Valley failed to control runoff from work sites, identified two segments this week where improvements by the company were sufficient for work to restart.

One area is in the Jefferson National Forest, and the other is between Mount Tabor and Catawba roads in Montgomery County.

Mountain Valley’s efforts to correct erosion and sediment control measures along a third segment, where the natural gas pipeline will pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke County, were deemed deficient. Work cannot resume there yet, DEQ said in a summary posted to its website.

Read more at The Roanoke Times.

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A forested area in the Roanoke Valley, Virginia
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