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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 proce...

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...

Company President In Chemical Spill Facing Charges

AP | By JONATHAN MATTISE | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The top executive charged in a chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water lied about his role with the ...

Feds: No More Animal Tests On Spilled Chemical

AP | JONATHAN MATTISE | Posted 06.27.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Despite rejection from federal health officials, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is still pushing for more animal studies to understa...

Water Leaks From Site Of Chemical Spill

AP | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A stormwater collection trench overflowed Thursday evening at the site of a Charleston company that spilled chemicals into ...

W.Va. Spill Company's President Wants To Get Paid

AP | By JONATHAN MATTISE | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The president of the company that spilled chemicals into 300,000 West Virginians' water supply wants to get paid for work d...

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,...

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...

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...

Cincinnati Passes On Ohio River Water After Spill

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Green

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati plans to shut down intake valves along the Ohio River to protect the city's drinking water from a chemical spill in Wes...

Water Ban Lifted For Part Of W.Va. After Spill

AP | BEN NUCKOLS and JONATHAN MATTISE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Downtown businesses and restaurants began to reopen after water was declared safe to drink in portions of West Virginia's c...

Chemical Spill Shuts Down Much Of West Virginia Capital

AP | JOHN RABY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A company president apologized to West Virginia residents for a chemical leak that got into a public water treatment system...

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 ...

Governor Declares Emergency After Chemical Spill

AP | JOHN RABY | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — At least 100,000 customers in nine West Virginia counties were told not to drink, bathe, cook or wash clothes using their t...