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Environmental groups to sue D&L Coal

July 17th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Three environmental groups have given notice that they are jointly suing D & L Coal Co. of Keyser, West Virginia, which the plaintiffs say has been polluting the Potomac River. The Potomac Riverkeeper Network, the Environmental Integrity Project, and the Appalachian Mountain Advocates sent a notice of intent to sue to D & L, alleging violations of the Clean Water Act at the company’s coal loading facility in Mineral County.  According to a press release, D & L is allowing stormwater contaminated with coal waste to flow into the North Branch of the Potomac River from the company’s coal storage and loading facility, which is located about half a mile downriver from the former Luke Paper Mill owned by Verso Corp. D & L was a supplier of coal to the paper-making facility until Verso closed the mill last summer.

One Response to “Environmental groups to sue D&L Coal”

  1. July 17, 2020 at 10:42 am, mac said:

    I’m guessing that they got away with it for a long time as everyone thought the paper mill was the culprit. Now that the mill is closed those groups are realizing that the coal company was dumping in the river also.


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