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Thu June 7, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

EPA Alleges Miners Bury Streams Without Permits

Mining companies buried sections of streams in Eastern Kentucky without getting proper permits, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.The companies should restore the sites or pay for mitigation projects elsewhere, or both, the agency said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Pikeville Wednesday.The EPA suit also seeks damages that could, in theory, run into the millions of dollars.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/06/06/2215175/epa-sues-coal-companies-alleges.html#storylink=cpy