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Acid mine treatment plant
Acid mine treatment plant


On August 13, 1992, Governor Gaston Caperton announced the creation of the West Virginia Streams Restoration Program, dedicated to treating acid drainage from coal mining.

Learn more:
"Activists Seek Tighter Mining Rules"
"State Targets Acid Drainage For Cleanup"
Extract From Acid Mine Drainage Bond Forfeiture Report
Video Clip of Press Conference on Acid Mine Drainage


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