Massey Unit Hit With Suit Over Tainted Water

Law360, New York (January 27, 2011, 4:18 PM EST) -- An environmental group has accused a subsidiary of embattled coal producer Massey Energy Co. of dumping pollutants into a tributary of West Virginia’s Big Coal River in violation of the Clean Water Act.

In a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Coal River Mountain Watch Inc. alleges that Marfork Coal Co. Inc. discharges red water laden with iron, manganese and other pollutants from its White Queen mine into a tributary of the Marsh Fork of the Big...
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