Slurry Impoundment on Mountaintop

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A slurry of water filled with toxic sludge--a by-product of washing coal in mountaintop removal mining-- contains high levels of mercury, manganese and other heavy metals. A dam holds back the pond which is located over an elemantary school.
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A slurry of water filled with toxic sludge--a by-product of washing coal in mountaintop removal mining-- contains high levels of mercury, manganese and other heavy metals. A dam holds back the pond which is located over an elemantary school.
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