Massey Energy To Pay Record $20M EPA Penalty

Law360 (January 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In the largest civil penalty over wastewater discharge violations in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's history, Massey Energy Co. Inc. has agreed to pay $20 million to settle government allegations regarding coal mine pollution.

Massey also agreed to spend another $10 million to implement measures that would prevent an estimated 380 million pounds of sediment and other pollutants from entering the nation's waters each year, according to the settlement.

The settlement was announced by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday. It is...
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