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CommonDreams – Week After West Virginia Chemical Spill, Company Files For Bankruptcy – 18 January 2014

common-dreamsAndrea Germanos, staff writer

Freedom Industries, the company behind the chemical leak last week in West Virginia’s Elk River, filed for bankruptcy on Friday, the Charleston Gazette reports.

Roughly 7,500 gallons of the coal-cleaning chemical 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (or MCHM), leaked from a hole in a storage tank into the river, polluting the water supply of 300,000 West Virginians, exposing the lack of a response plan in case of a spill, lack of regulations, fallibility of  safety claims and potentially significant health risksContinue reading