Enviros Go After Massey Units Over W.Va. Selenium Pollution

Law360, New York (May 9, 2012, 10:37 PM EDT) -- Environmental groups including the Sierra Club sued two Massey Energy Co. units Wednesday, claiming the companies' West Virginia mines were discharging the toxic mineral selenium into nearby waters in violation of the Clean Water Act.

In a complaint filed in West Virginia federal court, the groups say Marfork Coal Co. Inc. and Independence Coal Co. Inc. operate the Beetree Surface Mine and the adjacent Brushy Fork Slurry impoundment in Raleigh County, W.Va., which have allegedly discharged selenium on a number of occasions between 2008 and 2012....
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Case Information

Case Title

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. v. Marfork Coal Company, Inc.

Case Number



West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Robert C. Chambers

Date Filed

May 9, 2012


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