Prosecutors Set Up Website for Victims in W.Va. Spill Case


Federal prosecutors have set up a website offering updates to victims about the criminal cases over last year’s massive chemical spill.

On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced the new website about the Freedom Industries cases.

In January 2014, coal-cleaning chemicals leaked from a Freedom Industries tank in Charleston. The spill spurred a ban on tap water for 300,000 people for days.

Four former Freedom officials and the company itself have already pleaded guilty to federal pollution charges.

Ex-Freedom officials Gary Southern and Dennis Farrell pleaded not guilty. Southern also faces bankruptcy fraud charges.

Their trials are slated for Oct. 6.