‘Green goo’ revealed toxic leak at WV zinc plant

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – For at least five years before Rebecca Morlock noticed what she calls “a green goo” seeping out of the ground below a former zinc-smelting plant in the town of Spelter, water loaded with potentially toxic heavy metals was trickling into the West Fork River.

State environmental inspectors didn’t spot it, even though they’re required to walk the site twice a year. Read More

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