west virginia chemical spill

What the West Virginia Chemical Spill Teaches Us About Clean Water

January 25, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Although West Virginia American Water is in the process of lifting the “do not use” warning for drinking water supplied to nine West Virginia counties affected by the release of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol into the Elk River, people there are still dealing with its toxic aftermath.[read more]

West Virginia Chemical Spill Another Black Eye For 'Clean Coal'

January 16, 2014 by Tina Casey

West Virginia Spill and Clean Coal

If you didn’t happen to know what Crude MCHM was on Thursday, given the nine-county water crisis unfolding in West Virginia you probably know by now that it’s short for 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, a foaming agent that is used to clean coal.[read more]