Lack of regulation behind West Virginia water disaster
Publisher: World Socialist Web Site
Date Written: 14/01/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX15728
A chemical spill at the Etowah River Terminal, near Charleston, West Virginia, resulted in nearly 300,000 people in the state losing access to drinkable water. Since then, several reports have been released detailing the decades-long lack of regulation by state or federal agencies of the site responsible.