"Experts Urge Officials To End Mountaintop Mining"

"A team of scientists says the environmental damage from mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia is so widespread, the mining technique should be stopped.

The scientific review of research on the effects of the practice, which dumps coarse rock down the mountainsides into nearby valleys, states that harmful chemicals such as sulfate and selenium are pervasive in streams below."

NPR's All Things Considered had the story January 7, 2010.

See Also:

"Study: Mining Damage 'Pervasive and Irreversible" (Charlotte Observer)

"Pressure Builds Against Mountaintop Coal Mining" (Los Angeles Times)

"Scientists Say Mountaintop Mining Should Be Stopped" (Washington Post)

"After Review of Mountaintop Mining, Scientists Urge Ending It" (McClatchy)

Source: NPR, 01/08/2010