W. Virginia chemical spill leaves 300,000 begging for water


RT America

Published on Jan 13, 2014

Residents of Charleston, WV spent the weekend driving from one fire station to another, searching for water after a chemical spill left 300,000 people without running tap water. On Thursday, a storage tank at Freedom Industries leaked some 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol into the Elk River, just one mile upstream from the local water treatment facility. MCHM is a foaming agent used to clean coal before it goes to market. RT correspondent Meghan Lopez was at ground zero of the chemical spill in West Virginia and she brings us more.

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