Chemical spill threatens thousands

A chemical, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, a foaming agent, used in the coal-preparation process, leaked from a tank at Freedom Industries into the Elk River upstream from Charleston on Thursday. Read related article.

Chemical on the Elk River
Source: Google Earth and the U.S. Census Bureau. Gene Thorpe/The Washington Post. Published on January 10, 2014, 7:45 p.m.
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