Virgin Hyperloop chooses West Virginia to trial high-speed zero carbon transport system

The facility will test the feasibility of the project, which is designed to travel with passengers and cargo at airline speeds with zero direct emissions

US oil spill prompts state of emergency

A state of emergency has been declared for Kanawha and Fayette counties in West Virginia after a train, carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared both counties were in a state of emergency and hundreds of families are being evacuated. The train, consisting of two locomotives and 109 rail […]

Killer storms cut power for thousands of US homes

Severe storms reportedly responsible for the deaths of at least three people in the north east of USA caused power cuts to hundreds of thousands of people at the end of last week. More than 330,000 customers across Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey were affected, according to US supplier FirstEnergy, which said most […]

US miner pronounced dead following fatal accident

A US coal miner was reported dead last week after a fatal accident at an underground mine in West Virginia. The mine has been shut temporarily following the accident. Report suggests the man was hit by material from a side wall in the Kingston #2 mine in West Virginia. He was rushed to hospital where […]