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W.Va. spill company: $1.9M in fees for lawyers, consultants 'appear to be large'
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, April 28, 2014 1:15 PM EDT
The company at the center of West Virginia's chemical spill says costs of $1.9 million accumulated since the January leak "appear to be large," but are justified.
Freedom filed for bankruptcy eight days after its tank leaked chemicals into the water supply for 300,000 people. Dozens of businesses and individuals sued Freedom, but the lawsuits are frozen during bankruptcy proceedings. Restaurants filed many of the suits, claiming they lost profits amid a water-use ban lasting four to 10 days.
Welch wrote that some contracted work helped minimize other costs.