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Toxic Runoff from a Valley Fill in Eastern Kentucky

On April 1st, the EPA announced strict new guidelines on the allowable levels of water pollutants for new valley fill permits. Coal companies complained that the new guidelines are too stringent and that the water coming out of valley fills is safer than a lot of bottled water. Bottoms up, boys.

 

Photo by Matt Wasson, Appalachian Voices. April 18th, 2010.

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Uploaded on April 19, 2010