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A coal-slurry spill polluted a creek in West Virginia’s Kanawha County.
A coal slurry spill from a processing plant in Kanawha County in February resulted in greater pollution of a nearby creek than the state originally said, according to the nonprofit Appalachian Voices. The group took water quality samples within a day of the 100,000-gallon spill, and independentanalysis showed high levels of aluminum, iron, arsenic, and lead, as well as “MCHM,” the notorious chemical that poisoned tap water of 300,000 West Virginians in a separate spill in January. The state continues to investigate the slurry spill. appvoices.org