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Chemical Spill

Investigation Underway After Video Shows Men Apparently Dumping Chemical Waste

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green

A distressing video that appears to show several men dumping barrels of chemical waste -- and claiming that their employers ordered them to do so -- h...

You Can Pollute Drinking Water For 300,000 People And Get Just One Month In Prison

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

In January 2014, 10,000 gallons of chemicals leaked from a storage facility into the Elk River, a mile and a half upstream from the drinking water int...

EPA Accidentally Spills Millions Of Gallons Of Waste, Turning River Orange

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green

DENVER (AP) — The mustard-colored muck that spilled from a Colorado mine and surged into a river contains heavy metals including lead and arsenic, f...

Houston Highway Closed After Hazmat Leak From Pipeline

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2016 | Crime

June 22 (Reuters) - An 18-wheeler truck hit a gas pipeline in La Porte, Houston, killing the driver and causing a leak of hazardous material on Mond...

Chemical Spill Concerns Prompt Closure Of Several West Virginia Schools

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

Several schools in the Charleston, W.Va. area have dismissed students amid ongoing concerns over water quality, nearly a month after a massive chemica...

Dear Mr. President: Our Baby Is Due in Three Weeks and Our Drinking Water Is Toxic

Kirk Lundgren | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Kirk Lundgren

Dear Mr. President: I am writing you as a dutiful, concerned, and stressed-out husband and expectant father from Charleston, West Virginia. My first child is due in just three weeks. I don't know how I am going to safely care for my son after he is born when I can't trust my water supply.

Kate Sheppard

Chemical Spill In West Va. Worse Than Initially Reported

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.28.2014 | Green

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection issued an update on Monday evening indicating that the Elk River spill in West Virginia earli...

Kate Sheppard

West Virginia Senator Wants Leaking Chemical Storage Site Torn Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Two weeks after a chemical spill cut off access to clean tap water for 300,000 West Virginians, one of the state's U.S. senators is calling for the st...

Media Groups Charge Agencies With 'Lack Of Openness' After Chemical Spill

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The Society of Environmental Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists are unhappy with the West Virginia chemical spill -- not just because...

Erin Brockovich Pitches 'Game Changer' Following West Virginia Chemical Spill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Erin Brockovich, the hollywood honored consumer advocate whose work inspired the 2000 film by the same name, weighed in on the West Virginia chemical ...

Final Drinking Water Ban Lifted In West Virginia

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green

By Kevin Murphy Jan 18 (Reuters) - West Virginia authorities on Saturday completely lifted a 10-day-old ban on the use of tap water th...

Company Behind West Virginia Chemical Spill Files For Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The company behind the massive chemical spill that made tap water unsafe for more than 300,000 West Virginians has filed for bankruptcy, according to ...

Boehner Took Money From Company Behind West Virginia Chemical Spill

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: The below article was based on a report from The New Republic, which has since posted an update questioning whether the individual who donated...

Look At How Gross The Water Is After The Chemical Spill In West Virginia

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Over 300,000 West Virginians were left without water last week when a storage facility leaked several thousand gallons of a coal-processing chemical u...

Kate Sheppard

West Virginia Spill Exposes Disturbing Lack Of Data About Hazardous Chemicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The 300,000 residents of nine West Virginia counties affected by last Thursday's chemical spill are slowly starting to get notice that they can turn o...

Jennifer Bendery

Congress Shrugs In Response To West Virginia Chemical Spill, But Joe Manchin Has A Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders aren't exactly sounding the alarms in response to last week's West Virginia chemical spill that left 300,000 peopl...

I'm From West Virginia and I've Got Something to Say About the Chemical Spill

Eric Waggoner | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Eric Waggoner

To hell with you all for continuing to exploit the lax, poorly-enforced safety regulations here, so that you could do your business in the cheapest manner possible by shortcutting the health and quality of life not only of your workers, but of everybody who lives here.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner: No New Regulations Needed After West Virginia Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that no new regulations are needed after a chemical spill in West Virginia last week le...

Kate Sheppard

How Do You Take Care Of Infant Triplets When A Chemical Spill Has Ruined Your Water?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Courtney Baumwell thought she had a lot on her hands already, with 2 1/2-month-old triplets and a recent move to Charleston, W.Va. Then a chemical spi...

What the Coal Chemical Spill Means for the West Virginia Senate Race

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The coal industry has a long history in West Virginia, but it's time for a new era -- one in which companies play by the rules, honor environmental safeguards and don't endanger people's health with toxic pollution and chemical spills.

Postal Worker Alleges He Suffered Terminal Illness After Handling Suspicious Package [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

A postal worker claims that handling a suspicious package is the cause of his terminal illness. The Postal Service itself couldn't disagree more. ...

WATCH: Hundreds Flee After Deadly Local Chemical Spill

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.21.2011 | San Francisco

On Sunday, a chemical leak at a Woodland cannery sent 40 employees to Sacramento hospitals and forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 employees, accord...

"Look for Self-Help in Time of Disaster, Not the Party"

Xiu Min Li | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Xiu Min Li

We were visiting Jilin City, in Jilin Province, where a devastating flood pierced through homes, killed hundreds and brought 7,000 buckets of chemicals, some empty, some explosive, into a nearby river.