KERMIT, W.Va. (AP) - International Coal Group has downgraded the
size of a diesel fuel spill that fouled a part of the Tug Fork
River and a tributary. The spill prompted two West Virginia water
plants to close temporarily.
The Scott Depot, West Virginia-based company said today its fuel
vendor calculated the size of the spill at its Blackberry Creek
surface mine in Pike County, Kentucky, at less than 142 gallons.
West Virginia's Department of Environmental Protection had said
about 500 gallons spilled.
D-E-P spokeswoman Jessica Greathouse says a hose apparently came
loose as the fuel was being delivered at an I-C-G mine in eastern
Greathouse says Mingo County, and Kermit, West Virginia, stopped
pumping water Friday for about 12 hours each.
I-C-G spokesman Ira Gamm says the spill has been cleaned up.
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