West Virginia chemical spill News

FEMA Reimburses West Virginia Entities for Chemical Spill Costs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reimbursed $1.4 million to local and state governments, hospitals and some non-profit groups for costs related to January’s chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia. The Charleston Daily Mail reports FEMA assistance has been awarded …

Court Asked to Dimiss Spill Claims Against West Virginia Airport, Chemical Producer

An airport and a chemical producer want claims dismissed in a lawsuit partly targeting them over a January chemical spill. In U.S. District Court in Charleston, Yeager Airport filed a motion last week to dismiss claims in the wide-spanning lawsuit. …

West Virginia Seeks $1.8M from Bankrupt Freedom Industries for Spill

The state of West Virginia is seeking $1.8 million from the bankrupt company that spilled chemicals into the state’s largest water supply. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed the claim in bankruptcy court in Charleston. The claim against Freedom Industries covers …

Today Is Court Deadline for West Virginia Chemical Spill Claims

Time is running out for residents and businesses affected by a January chemical spill in Charleston to file claims in federal bankruptcy court. Claims must be filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston by today, Aug.1 . Forms can be …

Freedom Industries Pays $11,000 Fine in West Virginia Chemical Spill

The company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia’s largest water supply has paid an $11,000 fine for a pair of violations. The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Freedom Industries $7,000 earlier this month for keeping storage tanks …

Freedom Industries, West Virginia Businesses Seek $2.9M Insurance Payout for Chemical Spill

At least $2.9 million could fuel studies in a proposed settlement between West Virginia businesses and residents and the company that contaminated their water supply. The deal between lawyers for Freedom Industries and businesses and people who sued Freedom was …

No Air Quality Testing During West Virginia Chemical Tank Demolition

State and federal environmental officials say they don’t have a way to monitor air quality as chemical storage tanks are taken down at the industrial site that fouled public drinking supplies for 300,000 West Virginia water customers. The work is …

Chemical Spill Caused Health Effects for 1 in 5 West Virginians: Survey

One in five West Virginians who responded to a survey thought they had health issues after a chemical spill into the water supply in January. In the survey conducted in April by state and federal health officials, 36 percent of …

Judge Tells Freedom Industries to Keep West Virginians Informed

Freedom Industries Inc., the chemical company that filed for bankruptcy after a leaky storage tank tainted the water supply in West Virginia, was ordered to do a better job of keeping the public informed. In a court filing yesterday, U.S. …

Lawsuit Blames West Virginia Airport for Role in Chemical Spill

A federal lawsuit blames a Charleston airport runway project for the January chemical spill that left 300,000 residents without clean water for days. The lawsuit says Yeager Airport’s completed runway extension never safeguarded against stormwater runoff. In court papers filed …