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Company That Ruined Water for 300K People Fined $11K

Judge surprised few claims filed against W. Va. firm

(Newser) - A West Virginia company that leaked a chemical into the Elk River at the start of this year has been punished with an $11,000 fine—which amounts to about 27 cents for each of the 300,000 people left without water for days . The Occupational Safety and Health Administration... More »

2 Chemicals Actually Leaked in West Virginia

Freedom Industries announces PPH also a small part of spill

(Newser) - A West Virginia water advisory may finally be over— at least officially —but what exactly seeped into the Elk River has only just been revealed. In addition to the crude MCHM , the company behind the spill, Freedom Industries, revealed yesterday that a second chemical, PPH, made up 7.3%... More »

Lax Regulation Blamed for W.Va Chemical Spill

300K still waiting for water ban to be lifted

(Newser) - The chemical spill that has left more than 300,000 people in West Virginia without water appears to be the product of lax regulation in a state where coal and chemical firms have long operated with little oversight, the New York Times finds. A document released over the weekend reveals... More »

300K in W. Va Remain in No-Water Misery

Feds shipping in supplies after massive chemical leak into river

(Newser) - About 300,000 residents of West Virginia will have to get through a third straight day of being unable to do anything with their water but flush it. The federal government is shipping in truckloads of bottled water, reports CNN , as authorities wrestle to get a chemical leak in the... More »

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