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Environmentalists Blame Coal Industry for West Virginia Chemical Spilli
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January 17, 2014 11:56 AM
There are new calls for increased oversight of the powerful chemical and coal industries in West Virginia following a major chemical spill that cut off water to more than 300,000 people. The state's governor has promised to investigate this accident, but environmentalists say the state has been reluctant to regulate and enforce pollution controls on these industries, which are so crucial to the region's economy. VOA’s Brian Padden reports.

Environmentalists Blame Coal Industry for West Virginia Chemical Spill

Published January 17, 2014

There are new calls for increased oversight of the powerful chemical and coal industries in West Virginia following a major chemical spill that cut off water to more than 300,000 people. The state's governor has promised to investigate this accident, but environmentalists say the state has been reluctant to regulate and enforce pollution controls on these industries, which are so crucial to the region's economy. VOA’s Brian Padden reports.