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Elk River Chemical Spill


Jan 09, 2014

Hazardous chemicals were discovered leaking into the Elk River and contaminating the water supply for a nine-county region

Jan 10, 2014

Nearly 700 residents had called West Virginia’s poison control center as a result of the chemical leak in the Elk River

Jan 12, 2014

169 people had sought medical treatment for various symptoms resulting from contaminated water

Jan 13, 2014

The ban on drinking tap water from the Elk River was lifted and flushing of home and business water pipes began

Dec 17, 2014

Federal prosecutors charged Freedom Industries and six of its owners, managers and employees with criminal violations of the Clean Water Act

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