Ohio EPA Holding Public Meeting On Proposed Mine Discharge Pipeline

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing about the possible impacts on water quality from a proposed mine discharge pipeline.

The pipeline would divert treated discharge from the Meigs Mine number 31.

The Ohio EPA is reviewing the application by Southern Ohio Coal Company to ensure that the discharges will comply with Ohio's water quality standards.

Facility owner Consol Energy would install the 14-mile pipeline from Parker Run to the Ohio River.

According to the federal Clean Water Act, anyone discharging dredged or fill material into Ohio waters needs approval from the EPA.

The meeting will be held at the Rutland Civic Center Council Room on Tuesday March 26 at 6 p.m.