Mining Firm's Coal Ash Permits Proper, Pa. Regulators Say

Law360, Philadelphia (June 3, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania environmental regulators on Friday shot down an appeal challenging permits for a coal ash disposal and mine reclamation project after ruling that homeowners near the site had not proven their private well water was at risk for contamination.

The Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board said that challengers disputing permits issued to Gilberton Coal Co. for its Locust Summit coal ash disposal site by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection had not been able to show that the mine reclamation project was likely to cause toxic contaminants...
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