Web Date: July 18, 2014
Investigators Say West Virginia Chemical Spill Was Preventable
Holes and pits in a chemical storage tank filled with 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) and propylene glycol phenyl ethers (PPh) helped cause the massive leak in January that contaminated drinking water supplies for hundreds of thousands of West Virginians, federal investigators say.
In preliminary findings on the accident at Freedom Industries’ facility in Charleston, officials with the Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) say they . . .
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