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Premium Coal Fined for New River Damage

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 | Posted by JW Randolph | No Comments

Appalachian Voices is very happy to see the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) order a fine on Jim Justice’s Premium Coal after a January “black water” spill from a coal preparation plant sullied 28 miles of the New River. Initially, the fine will be $50,000, with the possibility of up to $196,000 in fines.

Much more below from our friends at Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM)

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