No Inspections at West Virginia Plant Behind Chemical Leak Since 1991

HeadlineJan 13, 2014

Environmental inspectors have not visited the Freedom Industries facility behind the West Virginia chemical spill since 1991. Under West Virginia law, chemicals storage facilities are not even subject to inspections. The chemical, known as MCHM, does not receive close federal or state oversight. The plant also had no groundwater protection plan in place.

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