Skip to comments.WVAW: Water Use Ban In Effect Indefinitely (West Virginia)
Posted on 01/10/2014 11:39:12 AM PST by Morgana
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia American Water held a press conference Friday morning saying a water use ban will remain in effect indefinitely in parts of 9 counties after a chemical leak in Charleston.
West Virginia American Water President Jeffrey McIntyre says at this point, they can't say the water is unsafe to drink, but they also can't say the water is safe.
WVAW says they were notified about 12 p.m. Thursday by the West Virginia DEP about a leak at Freedom Industries on Barlow Drive.
During a press conference Friday morning, McIntyre said they were originally given incorrect information about what the chemical was.
They did not find out the correct chemical until around 2 p.m. and did not have detection in the water until 4 p.m. when they got a notification from WVDEP.
Late Thursday afternoon, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin issued a State of Emergency for West Virginia American Water customers in parts of Kanawha, Cabell, Boone, Putnam, Lincoln, Logan, Clay, Roane and Jackson counties.
West Virginia American Water says Culloden water customers are the only ones affected by the water ban. No other Cabell County customers are affected.
West Virginia American Water says customers on Queen Shoals PSD, Lincoln PSD, City of Culloden PSD and Reamer Hill are also impacted by the advisory.
McIntyre says they were not notified by Freedom Industries that there was a leak. He says they knew there was a leak when they smelled it in the water treatment plant.
CW Sigman with the Kanawha County Emergency Services say they had to find the leak themselves.
WVAW says this is not a chemical that is normal in water treatment process. "It is not intended to be in water," McIntyre said.
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Good ole WV...Chemical Valley...Dupont in Belle all the way down to Institute and Nitro...the air in that valley has something to be appreciated!
I remember being the SP academy and as a cadet going over all the toxins being produced and then placed in tankers on the Interstates...and thinking to myself, “death by liquid” and you wouldn’t know it!
Yea but this time looks like the coal companies did it.
Freedom Industries is a full service producer of specialty chemicals for the mining, steel, and cement industries. Founded in 1986 and located in Charleston, WV, Freedom
Industries is a leading producer of freeze conditioning agents, dust control palliatives, flotation reagents, water treatment polymers and other specialty chemicals.
Yeah....I don’t know if a coal company had something to do with the leak - or it was just a leak from their tanks that sit along side the Elk River...I used to patrol that area when I was trooper...there’s worst that sits along the Kanawha River in Institute!
A coal company would not but someone who hates coal companies would..
COUGH COUGH DEMOCRATS COUGH COUGH
That should read containment
yeah...I wouldn’t put it pass the Demo’s...but more than likely someone didn’t secure those tanks...and one leaked - it rained - and the contamination began...I’m sure the Demo’s will use this as a means to push Solar and Wind technology....because setting up solar panels in the valleys of WV will get one about 5 hrs of rays compared to the vast amounts of coal deposited there...well, at one time there was alot...I used watch coal trucks fly up and down the hollow I grew up in...now those mines are nothing more than very nice hunting roads....
I don't want to be on the downstream of that.
6 posted on Thursday, January 09, 2014 9:33:55 PM by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
Has anyone tested the river water and the processed drinking water to see how many parts per million/billion/trillion of Methylcyclohexane are in them?
I’m wondering if this isn’t a scare/panic tactic in the “War On Coal”.
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available. The substance is toxic to lungs, the nervous system. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage"
"Flammable liquid, insoluble in water."
"Large Spill: Flammable liquid, insoluble in water. Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Stop leak if without risk. Absorb with DRY earth, sand or other non-combustible material. Do not get water inside container. Do not touch spilled material. Prevent entry into sewers, basements or confined areas; dike if needed. Eliminate all ignition sources. Call for assistance on disposal. Be careful that the product is not present at a concentration level above TLV. Check TLV on the MSDS and with local authorities."
"Exposure Limits: TWA: 400 CEIL: 500 (ppm) from ACGIH (TLV) TWA: 1600 CEIL: 2000 (mg/m3) from ACGIH Consult local authorities for acceptable exposure limits."
Sounds like some BAD chit.
No showers. No flushing the toilet.
How do you hide money from a hippie roommate?
Fold it underneath a bar of soap.
“No showers. No flushing the toilet”
Only people who can’t flush are those with septic tanks.
However the health dept. banned outhouses, so what are people gonna do?
MSM war on coal hyperbole.Inaccurate reporting. This is not about ground water it’s about water processed from a given river which got contaminated not by a mine but by a producer of treatment chemicals. Even Fox News doesn’t mention the difference.
The 1st easy sign if it is high dosage is to see if any Fishy are floating dead or dying. Many Water Treatment Plants use them to pre-screen the H2o influent to the plants and Waste Water Plants will use them in the effluent.
I know in Texas the TCEQ would be all over this even before the epa turds got up from a desk.
From what I've seen the epa hasn't even poked in to this.
I would not put anything past this thug from chi.
The State of WVa kinda just letting this run it's course, looks to Me.
I know when I was in H2o We knew our Plants and could tell if something was not right quickly- many times even before the Telemetry did. By look, smell, etc.
I see where the Operators could smell it before they were notified about the spill.