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Company involved in W. Virginia chemical leak files for bankruptcy

A coal mining company allegedly involved in a chemical leak in West Virginia that caused 300,000 residents to lose access to drinking water filed for bankruptcy Friday.Freedom Industries' board voted to voluntarily seek bankruptcy protection in the face of clean-up costs and lawsuits in addition to $10 million in existing debt.A Jan. 9 leak of the chemical compound 4-methylcyclohexane methanol into West Virginia's Elk River was traced back to a storage tank at a Freedom Industries property, contaminating the water ...

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