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Class Action Lawsuit Filed over Refugio Oil Spill

Class Action Lawsuit Filed over Refugio Oil Spill in Santa Barbara

A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of individuals affected by the Refugio State Beach oil spill in Santa Barbara. The suit was filed against Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Plains Pipeline, L.P. on behalf of fishers, fish buyers and other businesses affected by the spill. According to the lawsuit, the oil […]

WVA Water Tap Testing

Following Chemical Spill. WV Tap Water Samples Collected, Test Results Expected in 1-3 weeks

Following the massive chemical spill into West Virginia’s Elk River that left some 300,000 people without water for days, a state-commissioned study on the tap water there is underway. The results, based on samples taken from 10 area homes will be released in about one-to-three weeks, according to researchers leading the study. The chemical, 4-methylcyclohexane […]

West Virginians Still Do Not Trust Water

West Virginia Residents Still Not Drinking Water, Alleging Adverse Reactions and Fear of Long-Tern Effects

Although health officials have assured residents of Charleston, West Virginia, that the tap water there is safe, residents are not drinking water that comes from a supply that was contaminated following a massive chemical spill on January 9th. The spill, which originated from a leaking Freedom Industries storage tank that contained at least two toxic […]

WVA Water Safety Still Concerns

More than a Month After Elk River Chemical Spill, Many West Virginians Still Doubtful of Water

It’s been over a month since the storage tank owned by Freedom Industries leaked thousands of gallons of chemicals into the Elk River, and residents are still concerned about the safety of their water. Even though government officials have said for weeks that the water is suitable for regular daily needs, many are hesitant to […]

Another Spill Coal Slurry West Virginia

Another MCHM Chemical Spill in West Virginia

Another MCHM chemical spill has occurred in West Virginia. This time, the chemical came from an unknown amount of coal slurry that leaked into a tributary of the Kanawha River on Tuesday, said the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. The spill happened between midnight and 5:30am Monday, when a slurry line ruptured and the […]

Elk River Inspection Problems Found

Before Elk River Spill, Federal Safety Inspectors Found that Freedom Tank Did Not Meet Industry Standards

The Elk River chemical spill has opened up a number of questions about safety regulations, or lack thereof, and how one leaky storage tank was able to contaminate the drinking water for 300,000 West Virginians. Now, West Virginia Gazette reports that three months before the leak happened, federal safety inspectors found that the chemical storage […]

West Virginia Business Owners Suffer Huge Losses Due to Elk River Chemical Spill

The West Virginia chemical spill has been detrimental to the local economy. Restaurants, hotels, retail stores, day cares, bed and breakfast inns and even airlines have suffered economic losses because of the leak that left 300,000 people without clean tap water. On January 9th, about 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) were discovered leaking out […]

Water Testing Grants West Virginia

Three Grants Awarded by the NSF for Study of the West Virginia Chemical Spill

Rapid Response Research Grants—RAPID grants—have been awarded to three research teams by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grants will be put toward work that will endeavor to determine the properties of the chemical that spilled into the Elk River in West Virginia earlier this month. The January 9th chemical spill resulted in a water […]

West Virginia Elk River Formaldehyde

West Virginians May be Inhaling Formaldehyde Too, Town Meeting Reveals

After the disastrous chemical spill in Elk River leading to a ban on tap water for hundreds of thousands West Virginias, residents are now being told that they could be breathing in formaldehyde while showering, despite officials’ claims that the water is now safe for everyone except pregnant women. Environmental attorney William J. Dubanevich, of […]

Wva Spill Hospitalizations Increase

Hospital Admissions Double Following West Virginia Chemical Spill, Chemical Compound Found to Contain Undeclared Ingredient

Although officials have declared that the water in West Virginia, following the spill of a coal chemical into the Elk River, is safe, hospital admissions tied to the chemical spill have doubled in just one week. On January 9th, a chemical known as “Crude MCHM,” a frothing agent used to clean coal, leaked into the […]

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