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Elk River Chemical Spill

West Virginia Chemical Spill Likely Caused By Holes In Tank

AP | Jonathan Mattise | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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...

How West Virginia's Politicians Are Ruled By Coal

The New Yorker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

On the morning of Thursday, January 9, 2014, the people of Charleston, West Virginia, awoke to a strange tang in the air off the Elk River....

Kate Sheppard

Pennsylvania Isn't Very Excited About Getting The Chemicals Left After West Virginia's Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As West Virginians continue to deal with the aftermath of a chemical spill that left hundreds of thousands without safe tap water, some ...

Jason Linkins

Pardon The Disruption: A Sunday Chat Show Is Briefly Forced To Cover West Virginia

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

The tidy Sunday Morning Narrative suffered some brief disruption this past weekend courtesy of Guardian columnist Ana Marie Cox, who served as a guest...

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 ...

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.

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...