West Virginia’s Cheat River runs green and slate gray and low among brown boulders in a whitewater canyon. In 1994, the river was bright orange from a blowout in an abandoned coal mine that spewed acid and metals into the waterway.
West Virginia’s Cheat River runs green and slate gray and low among brown boulders in a whitewater canyon. In 1994, the river was bright orange from a blowout in an abandoned coal mine that spewed acid and metals into the waterway. Michael Virtanen AP
West Virginia’s Cheat River runs green and slate gray and low among brown boulders in a whitewater canyon. In 1994, the river was bright orange from a blowout in an abandoned coal mine that spewed acid and metals into the waterway. Michael Virtanen AP

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