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A $3 million federal grant that was approved in 2008 is being withdrawn from West Virginia's Chesapeake Bay restoration project.
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A $3 million federal grant that was approved in 2008 is being withdrawn from West Virginia's Chesapeake Bay restoration project.

West Virginia's most important Chesapeake Bay restoration project has run into a funding roadblock.

The $36 million wastewater treatment plant - 10 years in the planning - would serve the town of Moorefield, Hardy County and its huge poultry industry.

But state and local officials say a nearly $3 million federal grant that was approved in 2008 is being withdrawn, threatening the project.

The treatment plant in West Virginia's eastern panhandle would make a big difference in the state's relatively small roll in restoring the Bay. It is intended to sharply reduce pollution flowing to the Bay.

The funding dilemma is a common concern to many states and localities. They wonder how they'll pay for the massive Bay cleanup.

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