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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 process c...

Senators Introduce Legislation In Response To West Virginia Disaster

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Three U.S. senators introduced legislation on Tuesday aimed at preventing chemical spills like the one that left 300,...

Company In West Virginia Spill Failed To Disclose Second Chemical

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green

By Ian Simpson The company behind a chemical spill that left about 300,000 people in West Virginia without tap water failed to disclose a secon...

Officials: W.Va. Spill Included Second Chemical

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The West Virginia chemical spill that left 300,000 residents without tap water for a week contained a second, previously unreported chemical, federal ...

West Virginia Gov.: 'It's Your Decision' If You Want To Drink The Water

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

W.Va. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin addressed ongoing concerns in parts of his state on Monday, telling residents "it's your decision" to use the water or not...

This Time, Something Has to Change

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

We have had too many close calls with the industrial tanks near our waterways in recent years, and we shouldn't need another wake-up call to enact protective reforms. As a start, we should adopt the 2011 Chemical Safety Board recommendations.

Who Owns West Virginia's Water? A Cautionary Tale

Matt Wasson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Matt Wasson

Would a better system of permitting and inspecting chemical facilities have prevented this disaster from occurring? Would it prevent a different type of accident, say if an out-of-control barge or tractor-trailer runs into a chemical storage tank?

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...

West Virginia Chemical Spill Leaves 300,000 Without Water

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

(Corrects to remove stock symbol, FPET.OB, to make clear Freedom Petroleum Inc is unrelated to Freedom Industries.) By Ann Moore ...