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West Virginia Freedom Industries

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...

West Virginia Chemical Spill Likely Caused By Holes In Tank

AP | Jonathan Mattise | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green

Holes in a tank's floor and roof likely helped cause a January chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply for days...

West Virginia Spill Revealed Striking Lack Of Regulation Over Water Supply

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress and West Virginia officials say patchwork federal regulations are inadequate to protect the public from spills...

West Virginia Officials Slam Environmental Adviser's Warning As 'Misleading And Irresponsible'

AP | JONATHAN MATTISE | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia health official and a water company are refuting a statement from a risk assessment adviser that traces of ...

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...

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 ...

Company Behind West Virginia Chemical Spill Under Scrutiny

AP | JONATHAN MATTISE and MITCH WEISS | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When state inspectors showed up unannounced at Freedom Industries to investigate a licorice odor wafting across West Virgin...

After 5 Days, W.Va.'s Water Crisis Nears Its End

AP | JONATHAN MATTISE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The ban on tap water for parts of West Virginia was lifted on Monday, ending a crisis for some of the 300,000 people who we...