The initial lobbying in 2006 immediately paid off for communities concerned about slurry injections. We continued a series of hearings on the topic of coal slurry where residents and scientists spoke out against the dangers of coal slurry to our state's representatives.
In 2007, the WV Legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 15 (SCR-15) mandating that the WV Department of Environmental Protection and the WV Department of Health and Human Resources each undertake year-long studies to determine the potential danger of slurry injections to the environment and public health.
Meanwhile, residents of Boone County working with local officials won a reverse 911 emergency system in their community.
The Sludge Safety Project also organized a memorial for the 35th anniversary of the Buffalo Creek Disaster. This remembrance was held in the State Capitol and featured speeches from survivors of the flood, religious leaders, and a screening of the film 'Buffalo Creek Revisited' by Appalshop.