West Virginia American Water Chief Defends Water Firm's MCHM Actions
In this report form Ken Ward of The Charleston Gazette, West Virginia American Water president Jeff McIntyre defends his company's actions following the Jan. 9 spill into the Elk River by Freedom Industries. The water company has yet to change filters at their water treatment plant, although they say work begins on that project April 1 to address public concerns.
WVAW chief defends water firm's MCHM actions CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Knowing what chemicals Freedom Industries stored just upstream from West Virginia American Water's intake wouldn't have helped the water company better plan its response to the Elk River leak, the company's president said Tuesday. Jeff McIntyre said having more information about Crude MCHM before the Jan.