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Freedom Industries says it is unable to pay its bills after spilling harmful chemicals into the water supply for Charleston, West Virginia. (Getty Images)

Company Files For Bankruptcy After West Virginia Spill

Bankruptcy filing shields Freedom Industries from dozens of lawsuits.

01/18/2014

Freedom Industries on Barlow St on the banks of the Elk River is seen on January 10, 2014 in Charleston, West Virginia. West Virginia American Water determined Thursday MCHM chemical had 'overwhelmed' the plant's capacity to keep it out of the water from a spill at Freedom Industries in Charleston. An unknown amount of the hazardous chemical contaminated the public water system for potentially 300,000 people in West Virginia. (Photo by Tom Hindman/Getty Images)

Boehner: Obama Administration Must Enforce Safety Rules To Prevent Disasters Like Chemical Spill

House Speaker John Boehner is suggesting that the Obama administration needs to do a better job of enforcing safety regulations designed to protect the public against disasters like the chemical spill into West Virginia’s drinking water supply.

01/14/2014

Freedom Industries on Barlow St on the banks of the Elk River is seen on January 10, 2014 in Charleston, West Virginia. West Virginia American Water determined Thursday MCHM chemical had 'overwhelmed' the plant's capacity to keep it out of the water from a spill at Freedom Industries in Charleston. An unknown amount of the hazardous chemical contaminated the public water system for potentially 300,000 people in West Virginia. (Photo by Tom Hindman/Getty Images)

After 5 Days, W.Va.’s Water Crisis Nears Its End

For the fifth straight day, hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia had to wash, cook and brush their teeth with bottled water, but officials promised the ban on tap water that was tainted by a chemical spill would soon be lifted.

01/13/2014

The banks of the Elk River, where Kanawha County emergency services eventually determined the chemical had seeped through a secondary containment barrier, is seen on January 10, 2014 in Charleston, West Virginia. West Virginia American Water determined Thursday MCHM chemical had 'overwhelmed' the plant's capacity to keep it out of the water from a spill at Freedom Industries in Charleston. An unknown amount of the hazardous chemical contaminated the public water system for potentially 300,000 people in West Virginia. (Photo by Tom Hindman/Getty Images)

W.Va. Water Tests Encouraging After Chemical Spill

For Bonnie Wireman, the white plastic bag covering her kitchen faucet is a reminder that she can’t drink the water.

01/12/2014

Freedom Industries on Barlow St on the banks of the Elk River is seen on January 10, 2014 in Charleston, West Virginia. West Virginia American Water determined Thursday MCHM chemical had 'overwhelmed' the plant's capacity to keep it out of the water from a spill at Freedom Industries in Charleston. An unknown amount of the hazardous chemical contaminated the public water system for potentially 300,000 people in West Virginia. (Photo by Tom Hindman/Getty Images)

Tap Water May Be Out For Days After W.Va. Spill

Several hundred thousand people in West Virginia remained without clean tap water for a third day Saturday following a chemical spill and a water company executive said it could be days before uncontaminated water is flowing again.

01/11/2014

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