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The Sludge Pond at Shumate's Branch, rising above the Marsh Fork Elementary School, Sundial, WV

The Sludge Pond at Shumate's Branch, rising above the Marsh Fork Eleme...

"Shumate's Branch was settled in the 19th century by Green Clay (son of Charles and Aura Clay) and his wife Betsy Ann, daughter of Jacob and Celia Pettry, who had settled in Hazy Creek. The hollow was home to d... More

Aerial view of sludge dam at Elk Run, West Virginia

Aerial view of sludge dam at Elk Run, West Virginia

Event: Helicopter tour of Mountaintop Removal and Reclamation on Big Coal River watershed. Through mountaintop removal and reclamation, the coal industry is introducing several new landforms to the coal fields.... More

Aerial view of sludge dam at Elk Run, West Virginia

Aerial view of sludge dam at Elk Run, West Virginia

Event: Helicopter tour of Mountaintop Removal and Reclamation on Big Coal River watershed. Through mountaintop removal and reclamation, the coal industry is introducing several new landforms to the coal fields.... More

Aerial view of sludge dam at Elk Run, West Virginia

Aerial view of sludge dam at Elk Run, West Virginia

Event: Helicopter tour of Mountaintop Removal and Reclamation on Big Coal River watershed. Through mountaintop removal and reclamation, the coal industry is introducing several new landforms to the coal fields.... More

Coal cleaning plant as viewed from the sludge dam.  The pond is filled with waste from the coal cleaning process.

Coal cleaning plant as viewed from the sludge dam. The pond is filled...

Mountaintop removal and reclamation introduces several new landforms to the coal fields. One of the introduced landforms is the "wet refuse impoundment," a structure designed to store the waste from coal prepar... More

Aerial view of Shumate's Branch sludge pond

Aerial view of Shumate's Branch sludge pond

Event: Helicopter tour of Mountaintop Removal and Reclamation on Big Coal River watershed. "Shumate's Branch was settled in the 19th century by Green Clay (son of Charles and Aura Clay) and his wife Betsy Ann, ... More

View of the dam from the side of the sludge pond

View of the dam from the side of the sludge pond

Mountaintop removal and reclamation introduces several new landforms to the coal fields. One of the introduced landforms is the "wet refuse impoundment," a structure designed to store the waste from coal prepar... More

Aerial view of sludge dam at Elk Run, West Virginia

Aerial view of sludge dam at Elk Run, West Virginia

Event: Helicopter tour of Mountaintop Removal and Reclamation on Big Coal River watershed. Through mountaintop removal and reclamation, the coal industry is introducing several new landforms to the coal fields.... More

View of the valley sludge pond from the mine entrance end to the dam

View of the valley sludge pond from the mine entrance end to the dam

Mountaintop removal and reclamation introduces several new landforms to the coal fields. One of the introduced landforms is the "wet refuse impoundment," a structure designed to store the waste from coal prepar... More

Bear paw prints on the sludge pond dam

Bear paw prints on the sludge pond dam

Mountaintop removal and reclamation introduces several new landforms to the coal fields. One of the introduced landforms is the "wet refuse impoundment," a structure designed to store the waste from coal prepar... More

Sludge pond and impoundment on Shumate's Branch

Sludge pond and impoundment on Shumate's Branch

Event: Helicopter tour of Mountaintop Removal and Reclamation on Big Coal River watershed. "Shumate's Branch was settled in the 19th century by Green Clay (son of Charles and Aura Clay) and his wife Betsy Ann, ... More

Graves moved from Shumate's Branch, now the site of a sludge pond.  Dave Bailey's mother and father, Nannie, 1905-1990, and Hubert, 1901-1965.

Graves moved from Shumate's Branch, now the site of a sludge pond. Da...

Event: Memorial Day (or Decoration Day) Weekend at Pineview Cemetery.

Graves moved from Shumate's Branch, now the site of a sludge pond.  Dave Bailey's mother and father, Nannie, 1905-1990, and Hubert, 1901-1965.

Graves moved from Shumate's Branch, now the site of a sludge pond. Da...

Event: Memorial Day (or Decoration Day) Weekend at Pineview Cemetery.

Flood runoff from mine sludge pond

Flood runoff from mine sludge pond

Event: Visit to flood site.

Aerial view of sludge impounded on Brushy Fork

Aerial view of sludge impounded on Brushy Fork

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 gall... More

Aerial view of sludge impounded on Brushy Fork

Aerial view of sludge impounded on Brushy Fork

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 gall... More

Aerial view of sludge impounded at the head of Little Marsh Fork

Aerial view of sludge impounded at the head of Little Marsh Fork

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 gall... More

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Sludge Press House, Ernest Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Sludge Press H...

Significance: The Sludge Press House was one of three buildings constructed in 1899-1900 during the original development of Fields Point for the treatment of sewage by the chemical precipitation process. The b... More

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Sludge Press House, Ernest Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Sludge Press H...

Significance: The Sludge Press House was one of three buildings constructed in 1899-1900 during the original development of Fields Point for the treatment of sewage by the chemical precipitation process. The b... More

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Sludge Press House, Ernest Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Sludge Press H...

Significance: The Sludge Press House was one of three buildings constructed in 1899-1900 during the original development of Fields Point for the treatment of sewage by the chemical precipitation process. The b... More

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Sludge Press House, Ernest Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Sludge Press H...

Significance: The Sludge Press House was one of three buildings constructed in 1899-1900 during the original development of Fields Point for the treatment of sewage by the chemical precipitation process. The b... More

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Return Sludge Pumping Station, Ernest Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Return Sludge ...

Significance: Built in 1934-35, this building is directly associated with the conversion of Providence's Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant from the chemical precipitation process to the activated sludge proc... More

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Return Sludge Pumping Station, Ernest Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Return Sludge ...

Significance: Built in 1934-35, this building is directly associated with the conversion of Providence's Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant from the chemical precipitation process to the activated sludge proc... More

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Return Sludge Pumping Station, Ernest Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Return Sludge ...

Significance: Built in 1934-35, this building is directly associated with the conversion of Providence's Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant from the chemical precipitation process to the activated sludge proc... More

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Return Sludge Pumping Station, Ernest Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Return Sludge ...

Significance: Built in 1934-35, this building is directly associated with the conversion of Providence's Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant from the chemical precipitation process to the activated sludge proc... More

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Return Sludge Pumping Station, Ernest Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

Providence Sewage Treatment System, Fields Point Plant, Return Sludge ...

Significance: Built in 1934-35, this building is directly associated with the conversion of Providence's Fields Point Sewage Treatment Plant from the chemical precipitation process to the activated sludge proc... More