W.Va., Coal Mine Settle Suit Over Selenium

Law360, New York (July 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hobet Mining LLC will pay $4 million to settle claims by the state of West Virginia that the company violated the Clean Water Act by discharging selenium and other pollutants into the state's water supply.

The settlement requires the company to install and test a new selenium treatment process called Zero Valent Iron by June 2009. Hobet must also spearhead restoration projects and furnish 32,500 sandstone boulders to rebuild the habitat of the Little Coal River.

Additionally, the company must reduce the selenium levels in the...
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