Chemical Spills News

  • AmWater agrees to $126m chemical spill settlement

    American Water has settled a class action lawsuit over the 2014 Freedom Industries chemical spill in Charleston, WV for $126 million – an amount which effectively equals the investor-owned utility’s annual revenues for West Virginia in 2015 ($129 million). CEO Susan Story explained on a conference call earlier today that the settlement will remove uncertainty surrounding the risks and ...

  • Bankruptcy judge approves chemical spill company`s plan

    More than $2 million will be distributed to residents and businesses affected by a 2014 chemical spill in West Virginia under a liquidation plan approved by a bankruptcy judge. Freedom Industries' plan also will provide $1.4 million to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and environmental firms for continued cleanup work. Freedom's parent, Chemstream Holdings, is adding $1.1 ...


    By Associated Press

  • NTP Findings Consistent with Actions Taken During Chemical Spill

    The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has completed a series of short-term toxicity studies it conducted over the past year to evaluate chemicals spilled into the Elk River in 2014. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) noted the scientific studies conducted by the National Toxicology Program indicate West Virginia took appropriate public health measures during the ...

  • Company president in chemical spill facing charges

    The top executive charged in a chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water lied about his role with the company to protect his personal wealth of nearly $8 million from lawsuits, according to an FBI affidavit. In bankruptcy court hearings and meetings, former Freedom Industries President Gary Southern repeatedly said he had little to do with the company before it was sold a few ...


    By Associated Press

  • AWWA, AMWA send joint letter to Senate committee looking at chemical spills

    AWWA and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies have sent a letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife on how EPA and states can help water systems better prepare for emergencies such as the recent chemical spill in West Virginia. Among the key points ...

  • West Virginia officials dispute formaldehyde claim

    State officials and a water company strongly disputed a scientist's claim Wednesday that residents were likely breathing in traces of formaldehyde while showering after the chemical spill, saying the chemical that tainted the water supply only produces the carcinogen at extremely high temperatures. The dispute between the scientist and the ...


    By Associated Press

  • People wait for tap water to be cleared in West Virginia

    Downtown businesses and restaurants reopened Tuesday following last week's chemical spill, but many people waited yet another day for officials to tell them their tap water was safe. So far, about 39 percent of West Virginia American Water's customers have been allowed to use their water again after a chemical spilled into the Elk River on Thursday, state officials said. More than ...


    By Associated Press

  • West Virginia government declares emergency after chemical spill

    At least 100,000 customers in nine West Virginia counties were told not to drink, bathe, cook or wash clothes using their tap water because of a chemical spill into the Elk River in Charleston, with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declaring a state of emergency Thursday for all those areas. The chemical, a foaming agent used in the coal preparation ...


    By Associated Press

  • SDI SpillSorber.Com Div. Wins School Supplies Contracts

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  • SDI Wins New Jersey Safety Contract

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  • SDI SpillSorber.Com Div. Wins School Safety Contracts

    The SpillSorber.Com Division of Sensor & Decontamination, Inc. wins contracts for school safety supplies.  One serves the Oneida, Madison, Herkimer Co. BOCES school consortium NY State.  It will also supply health & safety gloves for the Pittsburgh School System. This new company direction compliments ...


  • Federal and state responders continue mop-up operations at scene of Friday’s fire and toxic chemical spill on warm springs road in Boise, ID (WA)

    Federal responders from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency are spending a third day cleaning up the remains of a toxic chemical spill associated with the two alarm fire on Friday(10/22) in a rural area on the outskirts of Boise, Idaho. The state of Idaho requested EPA’s help on Friday afternoon, when a fire on private property near East Junior High School (6275 Warm Springs Avenue) ...

  • Preventing chemical spills

    Most spills are preventable. The following are some tips that could help to prevent or minimize the magnitude of a spill: Place chemical containers being used in a hood or lab bench area that reduces the possibility of accidentally knocking over a container. Keep all unused reagents in thier appropriate storage area and keep your work area clean of needles equipment and clutter. ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Major environmental issues arising for Haiti recovery

    Two weeks after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January, a massive humanitarian operation is underway and aid is beginning to reach those who desperately need it in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas. The most urgent priorities remain water, health care, shelter and food. Thanks to a team of senior experts on the ground, UNEP continues to provide technical assistance ...

  • Hurricane Environmental Damage `Almost Unimaginable`

    Untitled Document BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, September 7, 2005 (ENS) - Hurricane Katrina has left Louisiana with environmental wreckage that is ",almost unimaginable,", the head of the state Department of ...

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