U.S. Department of Labor Wants Barbour County Coal Slurry Shut Down
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 15, 2013 @ 7:48PM
Created on February 15, 2013 @ 5:33PM
The U.S. Department of Labor is asking a federal judge to shut down a Barbour County coal slurry impoundment because they say it's too dangerous for workers.
They claim the owners of the 101 North Hollow Coal Refuse Impoundment near Century aren't following federal laws, and they're ignoring violations and fines.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration labeled it a high hazard, meaning a failure could result in death.
MSHA said the slurry wasn't certified for structural integrity the last two years.
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