Water Samples Tested Overnight Show No Detection of MCHM Following Trench Overflow at Freedom Industries Site

Updated 4 years ago From WV American Water Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (June 13, 2014) – Additional overnight test results continue to show no detection of MCHM in water at the Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant following an overflow of a storm water collection trench at the Freedom Industries site yesterday evening. A total of six samples of raw (river) and treated water taken at the plant at different times before 10 p.m. were tested for MCHM overnight. All results show no detection.

Upon notification of the overflow by DEP yesterday evening, West Virginia American Water took immediate action to consult with the Bureau for Public Health, increase the frequency of monitoring, augment the treatment process, and bring in additional personnel to monitor and analyze water quality. Additional samples will be taken and analyzed today and plant operators continue to constantly monitor water quality.

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