WASHINGTON POST: Leaked Hidden Report Questions Safety Of WV Slurry Dams

(04/26/2013)

A hidden report by federal regulators accused of being part of Obama's "War on Coal," has been leaked, showing federal engineers questioning whether 7 W.Va. coal slurry dams were properly built

West Virginia has a history of problems with slurry dams, even before the Buffalo Creek disaster that killed 125 children and adults.

WASHINGTON POST - Associated Press

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A draft report kept under wraps since 2011 shows federal engineers are concerned about construction techniques, quality-control procedures and possible compaction problems at seven West Virginia coal slurry dams subjected to surprise inspections.

The citizens’ group Sludge Safety Project obtained a one-page summary of the report that the federal Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation has refused to release. About a dozen people gathered outside agency offices Thursday in Charleston to share it.

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