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Environmentalists are saying three reclaimed mountaintop removal mining sites are still polluting West Virginia waterways, and they're suing the current landowners to stop it.

The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and Sierra Club say unpermitted runoff violates the federal Clean Water Act.

Their lawsuits in U.S. District Court in Huntington target three mine owners.

David Francis Trust of Huntington owns portions of the former Sprouse Creek West Surface Mine.

Shepard Boone Coal Co. in Huntington owns part of the former Colony Bay Surface Mine. Shepard is a subsidiary of Texas-based Natural Resource Partners.

Pocahontas Land Corp. of Bluefield owns parts of the former Pounding Mill No. 1 Surface Mine and Surface Mine No. 8. It's a subsidiary of Virginia-based Norfolk Southern Corp.

None of the defendants immediately commented Wednesday.

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