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Teach In

Jan 23, 2001
Could a coal sludge disaster come to a community near you?

Hydrogeologist Rick Eades presents information on the Whitesville coal slurry impoundment at a Marshall University Teach-In entitled Coal Slurry Impoundments: Are they an imminent danger to communities? Eades prepared a report on the Whitesville impoundment for OVEC.

Other speakers included Professor Frank Gilliam (plant biology) and Michael Zeto, (water quality enforcement at the WV Division of Environmental Protection). Representatives from the coal company declined invitations to speak at the Teach-In, held January 23, 2000.

The Teach-In continued on January 24 with a panel addressing Issues of Community Impacts. Speakers included two citizens who live near slurry ponds, a sociologist; and a member of the Marshall University journalism faculty.

Photo by Vivian Stockman


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