Fluoride Action Network

State Fluoride Database

Read the latest fluoride news from your state; find out if your town is fluoridated, see if any communities have recently rejected fluoridation, learn if your state has a law that mandates fluoridation, and other fluoride-related information.

West Virginia

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    2014:  89.4%
    201291.1%
    200691.7%
    200057.8%
    199253.2%
  • To see if your town is fluoridated, click here.
  • To learn when your town was fluoridated, and which fluoridation chemical it uses, click here.

LATEST NEWS:

  • To see the latest news on fluoride developments in West Virginia, click here.
  • To see an updated list of West Virginia’s professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.

West Virginia’s FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • The State of West Virginia does not mandate fluoridation.  Local governments control fluoridation policy in WV.  City councils can begin or discontinue fluoridation at their discretion, or by a referendum vote.  To learn more about WV’s fluoridation laws, click here.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN West Virginia:

If you live in WV and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Greg Mouser, FAN’s West Virginia state coordinator.

Communities that stopped fluoridation

Community Date Population
Clarksburg 16,400 April 27, 2015

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN WEST VIRGINIA:

In 2008, West Virginia ranked #12 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (2,246,017  pounds). The following data comes from EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). “Total releases” includes both water and air pollution. It’s important to note, however, that not all industries or sources that release fluoride into the environment are included in the TRI.

Total HF Releases Type of Industry Name of Industry
810,000 Coal-fired power plant AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER AMOS PLANT. 1530 WINFIELD RD, WINFIELD, West Virginia 25213 (PUTNAM)
330,000 Coal-fired power plant FORT MARTIN POWER STATION. RTE 53, MAIDSVILLE, West Virginia 26541 (MONONGALIA)
260,000 Coal-fired power plant AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER PHILIP SPORN PLANT. STATE RT 33, NEW HAVEN, West Virginia 25265 (MASON
200,000 Coal-fired power plant AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER KAMMER / MITCHELL PLANTS. RT #2, MOUNDSVILLE, West Virginia 26041 (MARSHALL)
171,459 Aluminum CENTURY ALUMINUM OF WEST VIRGINIA INC. CENTURY RD, RAVENSWOOD, West Virginia 26164 (JACKSON)
130,000 Coal-fired power plant AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER KANAWHA RIVER PLANT. RTE 60 E, GLASGOW, West Virginia 25086 (KANAWHA)
68,566 Chemicals PPG INDUSTRIES INC. STATE RT 2, NEW MARTINSVILLE, West Virginia 26155 (MARSHALL)
54,000 Coal-fired power plant ALLEGHENY ENERGY INC ALBRIGHT POWER STATION. RTE 26, ALBRIGHT, West Virginia 26519 (PRESTON)
46,000 Coal-fired power plant HARRISON POWER STATION. RTE 20, HAYWOOD, West Virginia 26366 (HARRISON)
38,000 Coal-fired power plant PLEASANTS WILLOW ISLAND POWER STATIONS. 1 POWER STATION BLVD RTE 2, WILLOW ISLAND, West Virginia 26134 (PLEASANTS)
32,000 Coal-fired power plant AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER MOUNTAINEER PLANT. RTE 33, NEW HAVEN, West Virginia 25265 (MASON)
26,241 Chemicals BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP. RT 25, INSTITUTE, West Virginia 25112 (KANAWHA)
20,226 Chemicals DUPONT WASHINGTON WORKS. 8480 DUPONT RD, WASHINGTON, West Virginia 26181 (WOOD)
17,297 Stone/Clay/Glass CONTINENTAL BRICK CO. 154 CHARLES TOWN RD, MARTINSBURG, West Virginia 25401 (BERKELEY)
4,605 Coal-fired power plant AMERICAN BITUMINOUS POWER PARTNERS LP. RT 17, GRANT TOWN, West Virginia 26574 (MARION)
2,800 Coal-fired power plant DOMINION NORTH BRANCH POWER STATION. 2000 ENERGY WAY, GORMANIA, West Virginia 26720 (GRANT)
1,991 Coal-fired power plant MORGANTOWN ENERGY ASSOCIATES. 555 BEECHURST AVE, MORGANTOWN, West Virginia 26505 (MONONGALIA)
1,500 Stone/Clay/Glass EUROPTEC USA INC. 423 TUNA ST, CLARKSBURG, West Virginia 26301 (HARRISON)
1,332 Primary Metals HUNTINGTON ALLOYS CORP. 3200 RIVERSIDE DR, HUNTINGTON, West Virginia 25705 (CABELL)

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