"Firm blamed in W.Va. spill seeks bankruptcy help" by Jonathan Mattise | Associated Press, January 18, 2014
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The company blamed for a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe drinking water filed for bankruptcy protection Friday.
Freedom Industries Inc., facing at least 31 lawsuits and government investigations after the Jan. 9 spill, filed a Chapter 11 petition with the US Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of West Virginia.
The company’s filing lists its assets and liabilities as a range — both between $1 million and $10 million. It says the company has at least 200 creditors and owes its top 20 creditors $3.66 million.
The bankruptcy proceedings freeze the lawsuits against Freedom Industries, said Anthony Majestro, a Charleston attorney who is representing several small businesses that sued the company….
Water restrictions have since been lifted for most residents.
Yeah, the water is still smelly and tastes like shit, but drink up!
Related: Globe Guzzles Down West Virginia Water Story
AmeriKan media thinks your stooped!
NEXT DAY UPDATE:
"Here in West Virginia, residents were still reeling from the chemical spill that left more than 300,000 people without usable water for days, many of them still frightened and unsure whether official assurances that they could once again drink tap water or bathe their children were true.
No one believes authority in AmeriKa anymore, and for good rea$ons.
But in Washington on Wednesday, among friends at an event sponsored by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, West Virginia’s junior senator and former governor, Joe Manchin III, was preaching a familiar gospel of an industry under siege by overzealous regulators."
Still smells and tastes like shit so why bother reading it?
Oh, btw, he is a DEMOCRAP!
"Families return after chemical spill in Ohio" Associated Press, November 29, 2013
WILLARD, Ohio — Most families evacuated in northern Ohio after a train derailment and chemical spill were told they could expect to return home by late Thursday, but others could be kept away until late Friday.
At least it wasn't oil, right?
Residents in a limited area were allowed home Thanksgiving morning, and city officials said most residents were expected to be allowed back home later in the day.
At the same time, residents on a street closest to the scene of Tuesday night’s derailment could be out of their homes until late Friday, the city said.
There was no immediate estimate of the number of families who returned. An area of about 425 homes was evacuated after the train derailment damaged a railcar that leaked styrene monomer, a flammable liquid that is used to make various plastic and rubber products.