Marshall University Center for Business and Economic Research

Economic Impact
1:58 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Businesses Lose $61 Million Because of Elk River Spill

Signs like this one at Charleston Bread on Capitol Street illustrate how local businesses were forced to temporarily close in the wake of the Jan. 9 spill. They and other businesses soon reopened but they took a significant hit because of the water crisis.
Credit Dave Mistich / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A local research group has calculated that roughly $61 million was lost by local businesses as a result of the chemical spill into the Elk River.

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