Judge: W.Va. Impoundment Violated Selenium Limit
The lawsuit claims Marfork's Brushy Fork impoundment has violated the company's discharge permit and state water quality standards for selenium discharges. Chambers' ruling says water samples taken in 2012 by the company and a consultant for the plaintiffs found selenium concentrations exceeding the state's limit on average levels. Alpha spokesman Steve Higginbottom tells the Sunday Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/1jX66I8 ) that the state Department of Environmental Protection recently renewed the company's permits for the Brushy Fork site. He says the company has agreed to install selenium treatment at the site.