mining pollution News

Chile’s Environment Regulator Files Charges Against Codelco for Mining Waste Pollution

Chile’s environmental regulator on Thursday said it had filed charges against state mining company Codelco over a 2016 tailings spill and river and estuary contamination at its Andina mine in a mountainous region near the capital Santiago. The Environmental Superintendent …

New Mining Map Tool from Environmental Activists Finds West Virginia Most at Risk

Environmental activists said that mountaintop removal coal mining has been expanding closer to communities in central Appalachia in recent years, with nearly half of the 50 areas most at risk in West Virginia. As part of its campaign to end …

Environmental Groups Sue Landowners Over Mountaintop Mining in West Virginia

Environmental activists say three reclaimed mountaintop removal mining sites are still polluting West Virginia waterways, and they’re suing the current landowners in a novel attempt to stop it. The lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Huntington say state and …