Coal mining firm to pay millions for violating water pollution limits in 5 Appalachian states

  • by: DINA CAPPIELLO , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 5, 2014 - 3:10 PM

WASHINGTON — One of the nation's largest coal producers will pay a $27.5 million fine and spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges into hundreds of waterways across five Appalachian states, according to a proposed settlement Wednesday.

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