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Freedom Industries reaches $2.9 million settlement over Elk River spill

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Chemical company Freedom Industries Inc., which was responsible for the huge chemical spill in the Elk River in West Virginia early this year, has reached a tentative settlement with legal representatives of affected businesses and communities.
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EPA: Toxic chemicals releases dropped 12% in 2012

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Overall, 3.63 billion pounds of toxic chemicals were released into the air, water or land in 2012, the report found.
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Canadian mining company spills chemical into Columbia River

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Canadian mining company Teck Resources has confirmed that up to 25,000 liters of chemical solution have leaked into the Columbia River from its smelter located in Trail, British Columbia.
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Chemical spill contaminates drinking water in nine West Virginia counties

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West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced a state of emergency in nine counties on Thursday, Jan. 9, after a chemical spill that contaminated the Elk River resulted in a water ban estimated to affect about 200,000 customers of the West Virginia American Water utility.
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Chinese authorities waited five days to report dangerous chemical spill

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Authorities in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi have apologized for waiting nearly a week to report a massive chemical spill into a major waterway.
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