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Coal Slurry Spill Wreaks Havoc In WV

Over one hundred thousand gallons of coal slurry is thought to have leaked into Fields Creek, blackening several miles of water in eastern Kanawha County, WV. The state Department of Environmental Protection says that officials are investigating the spill. The source of the leak is Patriot Coal, where a malfunction is said to have occurred inside a slurry valve. Janine …

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Pregnant Women: Water Ban Comes Late, Worries Residents

A chemical spill last week in West Virginia prompted a water ban for residents in several counties–no drinking from the tap, no washing dishes, even brushing teeth was impossible unless bottled water was used–until a dangerous chemical was removed from the water system. When the ban was lifted after four days, residents were relieved…until officials issued a new warning to …

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