W.Va. Chemical Co. Reveals 2nd Contaminant In Tank Spill

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 3:34 PM EST) -- The bankrupt chemical producer blamed for polluting hundreds of thousands of West Virginians’ drinking water failed to reveal a second contaminant with unknown toxicological potential until 12 days after the spill, state environmental regulators said Wednesday.

The surprise revelation by Freedom Industries Inc. came in response to a demand that same morning from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection for a breakdown of all materials in the 7,500-gallon release from the company’s Charleston storage tank farm, located roughly a mile upstream from a major West...
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