A slow moving cold front will bring rain back to the mountains Tuesday afternoon and evening. Some storms could contain heavy rain and could lead to new flash flooding. Keep an eye on water levels in flood prone areas and do not cross flooded roadways.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Scientists say mountaintop removal
mines are causing widespread water pollution across Appalachia, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to consider the science
when approving a West Virginia operation.
The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/IJwfgK) says the testimony
came during a trial under way this week in U.S. District Court in
Environmentalists are challenging a Clean Water Act permit
granted to Virginia-based Alpha Natural Resources for its Highland
Reylas mine. It would bury 2½ miles of Logan County streams.
They want Judge Robert Chambers to block the permit and require
more environmental review.
A Duke University aquatic geologist says numerous studies have
documented harm to headwater streams.
Alpha says it would employ 100 people for six years and leave a
site that could be used during flooding and other emergencies.