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W.Va. official: Email from company shows it knew immediately that 2nd chemical was in spill
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, January 24, 2014 3:21 PM EST
An environmental official says the company in the West Virginia water crisis immediately knew a second chemical leaked from its plant into the river, telling its workers in an email.
Dorsey made the remarks Thursday on MetroNews radio, explaining the 12-day delay in the second chemical's disclosure.
A chemical used to clean coal spilled from the tank into the Elk River Jan. 9. About 300,000 people were without water for days. Freedom told environmental officials Tuesday that a second, less toxic chemical also was mixed in the tank.
A call to Freedom Industries was not immediately returned Friday.