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Six indicted in chemical spill that fouled West Virginia river
Six indicted in chemical spill that fouled West Virginia river

Six executives of a chemical company that spilled a coal-cleaning agent into a major river and drinking water source in West Virginia in January were charged by federal authorities Wednesday with violating the Clean Water Act.   The charges come almost a year after a Freedom Industries chemical tank ruptured, dumping up to 10,000 gallons of the chemical MCHM into the Elk River and contaminating drinking water for 300,000 people in and around West Virginia's capital, Charleston. Also charged was Freedom Industries itself. The Jan. 9 spill, in an area nicknamed Chemical Valley, was one of West Virginia’s worst environmental accidents. Several environmental mishaps involving...

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