State says mining company's water testing was inadequate

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 14, 2019

PHILIPPI— A water management department claims that the testing measures taken by a mining company were not up to the water-quality standards required.

Harold D. Ward, acting director of the Division of Water and Waste Management of the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection, filed a complaint in Barbour Circuit Court against Wolf Run Mining LLC.

According to the complaint, Wolf Run Mining sought to secure and was issued permits for surface mining, but the results of its samplings were not in compliance with the requirements of the permit.

The defendant is accused of failing to meet statutory and regulatory requirements.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. It is represented by Jason Wandling of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection in Charleston.

Barbour Circuit Court case number 19-C-2

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