Lack of maintenance, poor communication fouled water for 300,000

Improper spill prevention, lack of maintenance: What can go wrong when an aboveground tank used to store harmful chemicals isn’t inspected for 10 years?

Drinking water for 300,000 people can be contaminated, and hundreds end up seeking care for maladies ranging from rashes to nausea.

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s (CSB) final report into the Jan. 9, 2014 release of chemicals into the water source for the Charleston, WV, area concludes Freedom Industries failed to inspect or repair corroding tanks.

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