Should we have more cameras to catch people who litter?
Vance was caught tossing out household garbage from his vehicle into an open dump in Bruno Hollow. Vance was fined $100 plus court costs, given a 90-day suspended jail sentenced, and ordered to perform 16 hours of supervised cleanup in his community.
A hidden litter camera caught Vance throwing garbage and debris from his van. Department of Environmental Protection Inspector Tom Ferguson identified the man from his license plate making it possible for the agency to pursue charges against him. There are covert cameras equipped with low-light capabilities and night vision in every district in West Virginia.
To report an area with heavy open dumping, call (800) 322-5530 and ask for the Pollution Prevention and Open Dump program, or go to www.wvdep.org/reportadump.
Should we have more cameras placed to enforce WV anti-litter laws?