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Lawsuit Filed for Contaminated Water in Boone Co., West Virginia

Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC, along with Redman & Payne, PLLC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of 98 individuals for property damage from coal sludge entering their well water.

The Boone County area around Seth, WV and Prenter, WV water supply shows the presence of toxic substances including iron, barium, selenium, chromium, arsenic, magnese, and other inorganic trace elements. This invasion has caused permanent damage to the Plaintiffs' property and drinking water, causing irreversible and detrimental effects on these individuals' enjoyment of life and impacting the value of their property.

Defendants include: Alpha Natural Resources Services, LLC, Massey Energy Company, Elk Run Coal Company, Independence Coal Co., Peabody Energy Corporation, and Pine Ridge Coal Company, LLC, among others.

Click here to read the complaint.

Jonathan M. Adkins et al. v. Alpha Natural Resources Services, LLC et al., McDowell County, W.Va. Circuit Court Civil Action No. 16-C-72 M.

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