Slurry Cleanup Continues
It may be a week before all the evidence of Tuesday's coal slurry spill is gone, although crews have been making progress with the cleanup. The slurry spilled in Fields Creek and DEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman said the spill did impact the Kanawha River. While the cleanup is happening, state mine inspectors have shut down Patriot Coal's Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant near Winifrede. Huffman says the slurry contains heavy metals and other toxins, but not Crude MCHM, which is what spilled at the Freedom Industries Plant January 9th.