U.S. House panel probes slow cleanup of ‘exploited’ coal mining sites

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By: - June 16, 2021 5:00 am

A field of coal is seen near the Gavin Power Plant on September 11, 2019, in Cheshire, Ohio In 2002, the company that owns the Gavin Power Plant, American Electric Power, reached a settlement with the town’s residents for $20 million so they would move and not hold the power plant liable for any health issues. A few of the residents stayed in the town while most moved away. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob Fischler is a Washington correspondent for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes Colorado Newsline.