Tank Involved in Water Contamination Chemical Leak Demolished

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The infamous tank that spilled the chemical MCHM into the Elk River in January, disrupting water service for nearly 300,000 people in nine counties, was demolished Tuesday.

Demolition got underway about two weeks ago at Freedom Industries.

Residents in the area said they feel a sense of relief that the tanks soon will be gone. They said it represents a sense of closure after the drawn-out incident this past winter.

When all of the tanks are gone, DEP officials will analyze the soil and groundwater to find out the scope of the contamination and how much more will need to be done at the site.

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