Coal Company Settles Pollution Suit for $575,000

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

International Coal Group (ICG) has settled a lawsuit charging it with widespread water pollution in eastern Kentucky for $575,000.  The case alleges that ICG violated the Clean Water Act thousands of times.  The money will be used to abate "straight-pipe" sewage discharges and to study the pollution effects of surface mining.  Bill Estep reports in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Coal Company Would Pay $575,000 In Water-Quality Reporting Lawsuit

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