WVU, state to build facility for acidic mine drainage

West Virginia University is teaming up with the state to build a new plant near Mount Storm that will treat acidic water from mines.

The college on Monday said the facility will simultaneously treat the acidic drainage while also recovering valuable rare earth elements that are used to make electronics.

The project is being funded with $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.

WVU says the acidic mine water impacts thousands of miles of rivers and streams in the state. Existing treatment plants generate thousands of tons of sludge every year.

— The Associated Press

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Funerals for Sunday, October 20, 2019

Fink, Janice - 1:30 p.m., United Disciples of Christ Church, South Charleston.

Honaker, Dewey - 2 p.m., Arnett Assembly of God Church, Arnett.

Jenkins, Tina - 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Payne, Joseph - 3 p.m., Gateway Christian Church, St. Albans.

Snyder, Janice - 4 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

Vance, Kendall - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.