Consol Strikes $3M Deal With EPA, Pa. Over Water Pollution

Law360, New York (August 4, 2016, 8:18 PM EDT) -- Consol Energy Inc. has agreed to pay a $3 million penalty under a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Pennsylvania to settle claims that wastewater discharged from a coal mining complex exceeded pollution limits required by state permits.

As part of a consent decree filed in Pennsylvania federal court on Thursday, Consol must implement water management and monitoring activities to prevent contaminated discharges from the complex in Greene and Washington counties to the Ohio River and its tributaries.

"Mining operations that discharge to our...
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