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Concerned Families, Impacted Residents Gather to Observe Second Anniversary of West Virginia Chemical Spill at Exact Time Spill was Finally Reported
Chemical used in coal processing poisoned water for 300,000 WV residents
Communities in coal mining areas are faced with the dangers of water pollution from coal mining every day. This spill pulled back the curtain on the coal industry’s widespread and risky use of dangerous chemicals, and serves as an important reminder that coal-related pollution poses a serious danger to nearby communities.
A group of locally impacted residents will be available for questions at the site of the spill, at the exact time that the tragedy occurred two years ago. Though the tanks are gone from the site, the effects remain.
What: Opportunity to Interview residents that were, and still are, impacted by the chemical spill two years ago.
Where: Scene of the spill, Freedom Industries 1015 Barlow Dr., Charleston, WV 25311
When: 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 (the spill was reported to the hotline at 12:05 p.m. two years ago)
Who: Kate Flack, Charleston resident, new mother Diane Strickland, owner of Sugar and Spice Bakery in Charleston and others
Sponsored by Sierra Club, WV Rivers, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and Advocates for a Safe Water System.