Company to pay $7 million for toxic coal spill

The Ohio Valley Coal Company plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Columbus to having spilled coal wastewater into a stream in Ohio.

The agreement involved spills of wastewater into Captina Creek in Belmont County in 2008 and 2010. The 2010 spill of coal-wastewater, or slurry, killed more than 4,000 fish and animals.

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