Communities at Risk from Mountaintop Removal

Fork Ridge, VA

Location: Tazewell County

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In 2014, 8.7% of the area within a 1-mile radius of Fork Ridge, VA was actively being strip mined. Mountaintop removal coal mining occurs within 622 feet of the community.

The population in this community has changed by -21% since 1990. This compares to a change of -2% for the county and 29.4% for the state.

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