Don't Let Coal Mining Pollute Drinking Water for 200,000 People

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Proposed coal mine along the Black Warrior River, AL, could dump waste within 800 feet of the city water intake | © Nelson Brooke

The Black Warrior River is a valuable resource for drinking water, recreation, fishing, and rare fish and wildlife for Birmingham, Alabama.

But coal mining at Shepherd Bend would discharge polluted wastewater into the Black Warrior River’s Mulberry Fork only 800 feet from the Birmingham Water Works Board’s intake that provides drinking water for 200,000 citizens. Water contamination could potentially lead to increased treatment costs for customers and decreased water quality.

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Tell the University of Alabama, the major owner of land and mineral rights at the proposed mine site, to protect Birmingham's water by permanently protecting Shepherd Bend.

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