Subscribe Register Login

Tuesday, September 02, 2014, 4:38 p.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Company in W.Va. spill cited in issues at 2nd site

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 15, 2014 at 10:41 a.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The company whose spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians has been cited for violations at a second facility where it's storing chemicals.

Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Tom Aluise said inspectors found five violations Monday at a Nitro site where Freedom Industries moved its coal-cleaning chemicals after Thursday's spill. Inspectors found that, like the Charleston facility where the leak originated, the Nitro site lacked appropriate secondary containment. In Charleston, a porous containment wall allowed the chemical to ooze into the Elk River.

Aluise said Wednesday that the state might force Freedom to relocate the material again. The Nitro facility isn't near a river or water supply.

Other violations include failing to follow stormwater and groundwater guidelines, not filing monitoring reports and not properly storing drums with potential contaminants.

Comments on: Company in W.Va. spill cited in issues at 2nd site

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Financial aid adviso

    University of Arkansas at Little Rockr The University of Ark...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Field operations supervisors

    i'm shaping future at super high speed. Now Hiring - Lowell...
    LOWELL, AR

  • Courtroom deputy

    united states district courteastern district of arkansas To ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Cnas

    Brighton ridge attention Brighton Ridge of Eureka Springs is...
    EUREKA SPRINGS, AR

  • Info security office

    University of Arkansas at Little RockInformation Security Of...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 913 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online