Ohio Valley Coal Co. To Pay $7M Over Slurry Spills

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT) -- The Ohio Valley Coal Co. pled guilty Friday to criminal violations of the Clean Water Act and agreed to pay more than $7 million for allowing coal slurry to release into a tributary of the Ohio River in separate incidents in 2008 and 2010.

In a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, the company said it would pay $6 million to install a double-walled pipeline to ensure future spills don't occur. Ohio Valley Coal, a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corp., will also pay more than $1 million...
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