Photos, Prints, Drawings Aerial view of sludge impounded on Brushy Fork

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Eiler, Lyntha Scott
Dates 1998
Location Marfork
Raleigh County
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects Brushy Eagle Wet Refuse Impoundment (W. Va.)
Brushy Fork Sludge Pond (W. Va.
Coal River Mountain (W. Va.)
Coal River Mountain Watch
Mountaintop Removal
Aerial view of sludge impounded on Brushy Fork
Contributor Names
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
June 2, 1998
Subject Headings
-  Mountaintop removal
-  Summer
-  June
-  Coal River Mountain Watch
-  Flyovers
-  Brushy Eagle Wet Refuse Impoundment (W. Va.)
-  Brushy Fork Sludge Pond (W. Va._
-  Coal River Mountain (W. Va.)
-  Ethnography
-  Photographs
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Marfork
-  The capacity of this sludge pond is projected at seven billion gallons, with the level of the sludge rising to 2,250 feet above sea level. At the time of this photo, the impoundment contained about 500,000 gallons of sludge, rising to a level of 1,850 feet above sea level. Concerned over the possibility of leakages and spills into the underground mines beneath the impoundment, Communities downstream requested that the impoundment be closed.
-  Event: Coal River Mountain Watch flyover.
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C242-01
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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