PBS NewsHour

Coal producer to pay hundreds of millions for pollution

Clip: 03/05/2014 | 5m 46s

In the largest fine ever for water pollution permit violations, Alpha Natural Resources, one of the largest coal producers in the nation, agreed to pay $27 million in fines and spend another $200 million to clean up its toxic discharges in five Appalachian states. Gwen Ifill talks to Dina Cappiello of The Associated Press to discuss the EPA settlement.

Aired: 03/05/14

Rating: NR

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