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Excuse me, but we shouldn’t be moving on from West Virginia’s chemical spill

Authorities in West Virginia declared the water of 300,000 residents affected by last month’s chemical spill safe to drink on 14 January, just five days after the incident. Since then, a few things have happened. Stop me if you’ve heard them before (but I doubt you have). 1. On 15…

W. Virginia water polluter Freedom Industries files bankruptcy in legal shell game

Freedom Industries fouled a sixth of West Virginia’s water supply last week with toxic chemicals. Friday it filed for bankruptcy, which will at least temporarily shield the firm from lawsuits. And in a brazen legal gambit, the owner of Freedom Industries has also created a shell company to provide financing…