Coal sludge dam, West Virginia, USA

Coal sludge dam, West Virginia, USA

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Credit: JIM WEST/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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

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