Were Lax Regulations To Blame For W. Va. Chemical Spill?
Environmental inspectors reportedly hadn't checked up on Freedom Industries, the site responsible for the chemical leak, since 1991.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | January 13, 2014
Days after a chemical leak first tainted West Virginia's tap water, thousands of residents are still waiting to hear when it will be safe to use again. But another question has emerged in the aftermath.
How was a storage facility containing industrial chemicals allowed to store them so close to the state’s major water supply? (Via BBC)
Freedom Industries is the company responsible for the leak. It uses a chemical known as crude MCHM to clean coal after it’s mined from the ground.