Bankrupt Firm Blamed For W.Va. Chemical Spill To Wind Down

Law360, Wilmington (February 21, 2014, 9:46 PM EST) -- Freedom Industries Inc., the company blamed for a huge chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 West Virginia residents, plans to wind down, overwhelmed by the raft of problems stemming from the incident, an attorney for the firm reportedly told a bankruptcy judge Friday.

According to a report by the Associated Press, attorney Mark E. Freedlander of McGuireWoods LLP told U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ronald G. Pearson that the small company could no longer bear the weight of the legal and financial costs associated with a...
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