- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 8, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University is teaming up with the state to build a new plant near Mount Storm that will treat acidic water from mines

The college on Monday said the facility will simultaneously treat the acidic drainage while also recovering valuable rare earth elements that are used to make electronics.

The project is being funded with $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.

WVU says the acidic mine water impacts thousands of miles of rivers and streams in the state. Existing treatment plants generate thousands of tons of sludge every year.

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