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Environmentalists, landowner agree to resolve lawsuit over runoff from reclaimed Mingo mine
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:25 AM EDT
Environmentalists and a landowner have agreed to resolve a lawsuit over runoff from a reclaimed mountaintop removal mine in Mingo County.
The agreement was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Charleston. If approved by the court, the consent decree would end when Hernshaw Partners obtains the permit, or 18 months following the consent decree's effective date, whichever comes first.
The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and Sierra Club sued the company in 2013. The lawsuit alleged Hernshaw Partners discharged selenium from the site without a permit.
The Charleston Gazette reported the agreement on Wednesday.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com