Coal sludge dam, West Virginia, USA

Coal sludge dam, West Virginia, USA

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Caption: Coal sludge impoundment dam. Bulldozers spreading coal sludge on a coal impoundment dam. Impoundments hold liquid and solid wastes from the coal mining process, including toxic chemicals that can seep into local water supplies. Photographed in Sylvester, West Virginia, USA.

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