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CSB releases initial inspection results on WV spill, water company testifies before Congress

9:17 AM MST | February 10, 2014 | Lindsay Frost

West Virginia American Water, the largest water utility in West Virginia, president Jeff McIntyre provided testimony before the US House of Representatives’ House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today on the 9 January Freedom Industries chemical spill. The Elk River, WV 4-methylcyclohexance (MCHM) leak left 300,000 West Virginians without drinking water and is currently still being investigated. The chemical is still being detected and many residents are still not drinking the water, though the government has declared most areas safe, the most...

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