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Coal Giant Slapped With Record Fine for Years of Toxic Water Pollution


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Coal Giant Slapped With Record Fine for Years of Toxic Water Pollution

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Coal giant Alpha Natural Resources Inc. has been hit with a record $27.5 million fine for violating water pollution permits thousands of times, discharging toxic contaminants into Appalachian waterways for years, the Associated Press is reporting.

The fine marks the largest ever under Section 402 of the Clean Water Act.