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EPA Strikes $3M Deal with Consol Over Water Pollution in Pa.

Tim Kiser

This week the federal Environmental Protection Agency came to a 3-million dollar agreement with Consol Energy over contaminated discharges from a site in Pennsylvania. 

Consol has agreed to stop discharging contaminants from its Bailey Mine Complex in Greene and Washington counties in Pennsylvania. The facility discharges into Wheeling Creek and other tributaries that flow into the Ohio River.

Consol has agreed to prevent further discharges, monitor the sites, and pay a 3 million dollar fine. That money is supposed to be split between state and federal government agencies. The EPA estimates the measures Consol takes will eliminate more than 2.5 million pounds of pollutants from being released.

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