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CHEMICAL SPILL-WEST VIRGINIA
Company in W.Va. chemical spill reports no further leaking chemicals at state deadline
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:49 PM EST
The company at the center of a spill that contaminated drinking water in West Virginia says no further chemicals leaked beyond two already known to have entered the water supply.
The company had been given a deadline on Wednesday to report all chemicals that entered the water supply in the Charleston area. One coal-cleaning agent had been identified from the start of the spill, but state officials said a second was only disclosed to them on Tuesday.
State Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina said Freedom Industries reported no additional chemicals by the 4 p.m. deadline.
The second chemical, also a coal cleaning agent, is believed to be less toxic than the first.