Alpha To Pay Record CWA Fine In $227M Pollution Deal

Law360, Los Angeles (March 5, 2014, 10:22 PM EST) -- Alpha Natural Resources Inc. and 67 subsidiaries agreed to a $227.5 million deal that includes a record $27.5 million Clean Water Act civil penalty for water violations tied to Appalachian coal mines, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.

Alpha will pay $200 million for cleanup of water flowing from mines in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee, according to the agency. The settlement that covers 79 mines and 25 processing plants, according to the EPA.

“The unprecedented size of the civil penalty in this...
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