- Associated Press - Friday, May 29, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The Kanawha Forest Coalition is seeking a hearing to address allegations of stream pollution from acid mine drainage and inadequate sediment controls by operators of a nearby surface mine.

The Charleston Gazette (https://bit.ly/1eBLdXT ) reports the Department of Environmental Protection has issued more than 24 violations against the KD No. 2 surface mine in the Kanawha State Forest since granting the permit last year. Kanawha Forest Coalition member Chad Cordell says the companies involved, Keystone Industries and Revelation Energy, have exhibited a pattern of violations and staunch unwillingness to comply with regulations and permit conditions protecting state waters from pollution and acid drainage.

Coalition member Doug Wood says the mine has perpetual acid production problems, including the discharge of acid from drainage outlets and leaching of acid from sediment control structures.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette, https://www.wvgazette.com

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