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Chemours Seeks DEP Permission For Tenant To Discharge Chemicals

A chemical company in eastern Kanawha County wants to discharge toxic chemicals into the Kanawha River, and an environmental group is pushing back.

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Safety Agency Issues Final Report On Fatal 2020 Optima Belle Explosion

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigated the Dec. 8, 2020, explosion at Optima Belle that killed one worker and caused $33 million in damage.

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Putnam Co. Man Identified As Fatality In Belle Chemical Plant Explosion

A Putnam County man was identified Wednesday as the victim in a Tuesday evening plant explosion at the Optima Chemicals Co. in Belle that shook surrounding homes and prompted a temporary shelter-in-place order for several hours.

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