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December 16, 2016

Posted  December 16, 2016

Virginia announced that Southwest Virginia communities will enjoy cleaner water thanks to enhanced environmental protections agreed to as part of a settlement between Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Southern Coal Corporation for the company’ s continued and systemic polluting of waterways in violation of state and federal laws. The Commonwealth of Virginia will receive $112,500 as part of a $900,000 civil penalty, and Southern Coal Corporation will commit to environmental improvement plans and facility upgrades to comply with the Clean Water Act and prevent any illegal discharge of pollutants into Southwest Virginia waterways. The company will also hire an independent auditor to monitor its compliance and will post all its discharge reports online so the public can know what is being discharged into their waterways and whether the company is fulfilling its obligations. VA

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