“Companies to pay $151 million to residents of West Virginia after poisoning their water”

” U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver has tentatively approved a proposal made by West Virginia American Water Co. (WVAWC) and Eastman Chemical to pay out a massive lump sum rather than face any further litigation…

Problems first arose when Eastman Chemical decided to sell a chemical known as methylcyclohexane methanol, or crude MCHM, to another company called Freedom Industries, which decided to store it in a large tank near Charleston’s Elk River. MCHM is extremely corrosive, and it apparently leaked out of the storage tank and into the river…”

http://www.naturalnews.com/056078_water_poisoning_West_Virginia_settlement.html

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