Town to sell water to planned coal mine


A Vermilion County town decides to sell thousands of gallons of water per day to a planned coal mine.


The Georgetown city council voted unanimously and approved the sale of 500-thousand gallons of untreated water each day for 30 years, to Sunrise Coal. The company plans to build bulldog mines in Vermilion and Champaign Counties.


An engineering group says the town can handle it, because they say the city has a strong water supply. In April, the nearby town of Homer decided not to sell the water for the mine.

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