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WVa environmental officials investigating mine discharge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia environmental authorities are investigating the cause of highly acidic water flowing from a former mine complex to waterways in northern Preston County.

The state's Department of Environmental Protection said on Friday that sediment and discharge 10 times as acidic as normal concentrations are entering the Muddy Creek and Cheat River.

The department said in a news release that the flow of discharge from the T&T Mine Complex peaked at 6,200 gallons a minute on Thursday afternoon, then dropped to 3,500 gallons.

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