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Additional Chemical Found In Tainted Water Supply

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West Virginia regulators have ordered Freedom Industries to disclose everything that spilled when a storage tank leaked and contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people. The Department of Environmental Protection says has given the company until 4 p.m. Wednesday to provide the information. The tank at Freedom's Charleston facility spilled a coal-cleaning chemical, Crude MCHM,… Read More

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Emergency Home Heating Help Available


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Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action still is scheduling appoinments to apply for the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program, which began Nov. 1. The program is designed to help income-eligible households facing an emergency situation to maintain and/or restore electric or gas service, or provide a build fuel. An emergency situation is defined as having a disconnect notice,… Read More

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W.Va. Senator: Gov. Bill Shields Chemical Industry

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A West Virginia Senate leader thinks the governor's proposal to prevent chemical spills caters to industry interests. Senate Majority Leader John Unger says Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's bill doesn't do enough to register and inspect above-ground storage tanks. Tomblin's measure responds to Freedom Industries' Jan. 9 spill, which contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people…. Read More

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Schools Delayed With Bitterly Cold Temperatures


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Tri-County Career Center, Athens City, Nelsonville-York, and Trimble schools were all on a two-hour delay Wednesday morning as temperatures in some parts of the region dipped below zero. A wind-chill advisory remained in effect through noon. Despite the temperatures the weather forecast was calling for mostly sunny skies Wednesday morning but then becoming mostly cloudy…. Read More