- Associated Press - Monday, July 4, 2016

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Environmental groups and the coal refuse site operator they sued three years ago have agreed to a one-year moratorium on ash placement and will work to prevent dust and water pollution.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard (https://bit.ly/29gS6z8 ) reports that Citizens Coal Council and Matt Canestrale Contracting Inc. of Finleyville in Washington County reached the interim agreement on June 23.

The council filed suit in 2013 alleging groundwater and surface water pollution from tons of coal ash at the LaBelle Coal Refuse Disposal Area in Luzerne Township, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh. The company said it had complied with the law and all permits.

Under the agreement, the company will limit the amount of material, limit coal combustion byproduct activities and operations to daylight hours, suppress dust and monitor groundwater.


Information from: Herald-Standard, https://www.heraldstandard.com/

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