10/10/2014 11:35 am ET Updated Oct 10, 2014

Lab Official Admits Faking Coal Water Quality Reports

A Raleigh County man pleaded guilty Thursday to repeatedly faking compliant water quality standards for coal companies, in a case that raises questions about the self-reporting system state and federal regulators use as a central tool to judge if the mining industry is following pollution limits.

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