Seal Fails at Closed Mine in Boone County

By: Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Jeremy Edwards Email
A seal on a closed mine in Boone County has failed causing an increased flow of water into a nearby stream.

MGN Online

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A seal on a closed mine in Boone County has failed causing an increased flow of water into a nearby stream.

The Department of Environmental Protection tells WSAZ.com the failure was discovered about 11 p.m. Wednesday at the Hobet Mining Complex which is located right on the Boone-Lincoln County line.

The DEP says the water coming from the mine looks clear, but samples are being taken.

DEP officials say this water already flows out of the mine, but with the seal's failure more water is being released.

The water flows into Berry Branch and then into the Mud River.

The DEP says they don't expect this issue to have any environmental impacts.


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