Coal Slurry Leak Impacts River
A coal slurry leak in Eastern Kanawha County is not expected to impact water supplies. The West Virgina Department of Environmental Protection has been investigating the slurry line rupture, which impacted Fields Creek, and that flows into the Kanawha River. West Virginia American Water released a statement saying its Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant would not be affected, and there are reports that the leak has since stopped. The Dept. of Environmental Protection says the Kanawha River was impacted, but exactly how much will take more fact-finding.