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Jen Osha

Public Health & Coal Slurry


September 12, 2009 | Toxic Waters: Clean Water Laws Are Neglected, at a Cost in Suffering, by Charles Duhigg, New York Times

May 30, 2009 |  WVDEP's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on coal slurry, by Ken Ward, Coal Tattoo, WV Gazette

May 28, 2009 |  DEP issues slurry study
by Ken Ward, Coal Tattoo, WV Gazette

May 28, 2009  |  DEP issues moritorium on slurry injection
by Ken Ward, WV Gazette

April 6, 2009 | Agreement reached in Boone County well water dispute
Charleston Gazette

March 31, 2009 | WV Senate to hear new info about Sludge Injection Study today
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

March 28, 2009 | Students deliver clean water to Prenter residents
Charleston Gazette

March 20, 2009 | Underground Injection of Coal Slurry Not Meeting Public Health Standards
Huntington News

February 15, 2009 | Lawmakers vow to keep heat on over coal slurry
Charleston Gazette

February 4, 2009 |  Black and Orange Water Prompts Lawsuit:  Residents Blame Coal Companies for Slurry
By Vicki Smith, Concord Monitor


(Photo by Jen Osha).

February 4, 2009  |  Lawsuit Claims Slurry Contaminated Water
The Journal

February 4, 2009  |  Ailing W.Va. Towns With Bad Water Sue Over Slurry:  W.Va. towns with foul water, poor health sue coal operators over underground slurry injection
ABC News

February 3, 2009  |  Ailing W.Va. towns with bad water sue over slurry

January 29, 2009  |  Big Coal residents file massive lawsuit against coal operators
Coal Valley News, Lawrence Keeney

January 23, 2009  |  Prenter Water Test Results Show Toxins
WCHS Eyewitness News, Elizabeth Noreika

January 23, 2009  |  Boone County Residents Suing 3 Coal Companies
WCHS Eyewitness News, Elizabeth Noreika

December 24, 2008  |  Fresh water scheduled for Prenter:  Fund hopes to raise enough for delivery  
Saturday Gazette-Mail, by Rusty Marks

December 23, 2008  |  Water on the Way to Boone County Town
WSAZ 3, by WSAZ news staff

December 20, 2008  The Fight against MTR, Round up #2
A Mountain Journay

December 17, 2008  |  Water “too toxic to touch” in Boone County town:  Prenter residents import water, say groundwater contaminated  
Saturday Gazette-Mail, by Eric Eyre

December 16, 2008  |  Community Works to Ease Water Burden
WOWK-TV, by Kristen Sell

December 4, 2008  |  Activism Challenge:  Washing the Water in Prenter, West Virginia 
The Sunny Way, by Sarah Moon

December 3, 2008  |  Prenter’s rich history shadowed by water woes 
Coal Valley News, by Joanie Newman

December, 2008  |  From Coal Valley News, Boone Cty, WV

November, 2008  |  West Virginia Residents Need Alternative to Toxic Well Water

June 2008 | Citizens to DEP: This is not good enough! Sludge “Study” not fulfilling mandate
(OVEC newsletter page 5)

May 13, 2008 | Full speed ahead on Prenter water

March, 2008 | Rash of Illnesses Prompts Questions

Winter, 2008 | Boone County Residents Demand Clean Water From State

Feb 14, 2008 | Unsafe Water in West Virginia