"'Significant' Slurry Spill Blackens Kanawha Creek"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- More than 100,000 gallons of coal slurry poured into an eastern Kanawha County stream Tuesday in what officials were calling a 'significant spill' from a Patriot Coal processing facility."

"Emergency officials and environmental inspectors said roughly six miles of Fields Creek had been blackened and that a smaller amount of the slurry made it into the Kanawha River near Chesapeake.

"This has had significant, adverse environmental impact to Fields Creek and an unknown amount of impact to the Kanawha River," said Secretary Randy Huffman of the state Department of Environmental Protection. "

Ken Ward Jr. and David Gutman report for the Charleston Gazette February 11, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"W.Va. Coal Prep Plant Spills Slurry Into Creek" (AP)

"UPDATE: Thousands of Gallons of Coal Slurry Spills in Kanawha County" (WBOY)

"Coal Slurry Spill Pollutes W.Va. Creek" (Aljazeera)

"Officials: Coal Slurry Spill Blackens 6 Miles of West Virginia Creek" (CNN)

"Patriot Coal Spills Waste 2 Months After Bankruptcy Exit" (Bloomberg)

Source: Charleston Gazette, 02/12/2014