Patriot Coal to pay $6.5M for Clean Water Act violations

Truini, Joe
February 2009
Waste & Recycling News;2/16/2009, Vol. 14 Issue 21, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports that Patriot Coal Corp. will pay a $6.5 million civil penalty to settle alleged Clean Water Act violations and will also take, steps to ensure compliance at its West Virginia coal mines. It is alleged that the company's sites violated their Clean Water Act permits more than 1,400 times between January 2003 and December 2007. This was in accordance to a complaint and consent decree jointly filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.


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