On January 10th, residents of Charleston, West Virginia awoke to find that their tap water was undrinkable and unusable.
An unprecedented chemical spill from a storage facility managed by Freedom Enterprises leaked up to 7,500 gallons of MCHM (4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol) – an industrial chemical used to separate coal from rock – into the Elk River, just under two miles from the area’s water treatment plant.
This week, residents are striving to get back to normal as tap water has been declared safe again in most areas. But after-effects, from odor to discoloration present in drinking water, persist in many homes. Read More