MCHM Detected at Three Coal Preparation Plants

12:55 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

MCHM Detected at Three Coal Preparation Plants

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As Dave Boucher of The Charleston Daily Mail reports, MCHM--the same chemical involved in a January spill that tainted the water supply of some 300,000 West Virginians--has been found in discharges from three coal prep plants in the state: Delbarton Mining in Mingo County, Wolfrun Mining in Barbour County, and Marfork Coal near the border of Boone and Raleigh counties.
The same chemical that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 West Virginians has shown up again, this time in the discharged materials from three coal preparation plants in the state. In each case, the stream that receives the discharge eventually supply a water utility.