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Freedom Industries Spill

Ex-Freedom Industries Owner Pleads Guilty In Chemical Spill Trial

AP | By JOHN RABY | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two former owners of Freedom Industries pleaded guilty on Monday to environmental violations stemming from last year's Char...

West Virginians Tell Their Stories From The Spill

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 01.09.2015 | Green

Friday marks the anniversary of the West Virginia chemical spill in the Elk River, in which thousands of gallons of a toxic chemical used to proce...

Executives Plead Not Guilty Over West Virginia Chemical Spill

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2015 | Green

BECKLEY, W. Va., Jan 9 (Reuters) - Three former executives pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges stemming from a chemical spill that fouled drin...

Former Executives Indicted On Pollution Charges Over West Virginia Spill

AP | By JOHN RABY | Posted 02.16.2015 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four former chemical company executives and two lower-level employees have been charged in a January spill that contaminate...

W. Va. Official 'Can Guarantee' Some People Inhaling Formaldehyde After Spill

AP | By JONATHAN MATTISE | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State officials and a water company strongly disputed a scientist's claim Wednesday that residents were likely breathing in...

W.Va. Company Ordered To Remove Tanks After Spill

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's governor has ordered the company at the center of a chemical spill that tainted the water supply 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...

Spill Shows Vulnerability Of Water Supply

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It's a nightmare scenario that became all too real in West Virginia: a chemical seeped into the water supply and threatened...

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.