Elk River

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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 »

West Virginians No Longer Face Water Warning

But that doesn't mean people are ready to drink

(Newser) - West Virginia's water warning is officially over, CNN reports—but only officially. Plenty of people are still uncomfortable with the idea of drinking the previously tainted Elk River water supply , which still smells oddly, the AP reports. "If I turn (the tap) on, it drives me out of... More »

W.Va. Company Behind Water Leak Files for Bankruptcy

Freedom Industries makes move amid flood of lawsuits

(Newser) - Being implicated in the contamination of a state's water supply is not so good for business. Freedom Industries, the company whose tank leaked a chemical into the Elk River in West Virginia, filed for bankruptcy today, reports the Charleston Gazette . The move for Chapter 11 protection comes amid of... More »

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