Freedom Industries Moves Chemicals to Pennsylvania
Thousands of gallons of the chemical that spilled into the water supply are leaving West Virginia and heading to Pennsylvania. Freedom Industries is moving 3,500 gallons of crude MCHM from its Nitro facility to a coal facility in Pennsylvania.The Department of Environmental Protection warned that it could mean unsavory licorice smells for neighbors. Freedom expects to move more chemicals in upcoming weeks. It's unclear where the chemicals are heading. State environmental regulators ordered Freedom to remove all chemicals from the Charleston site of the Jan. 9 spill. But when Freedom began transferring to Nitro, officials declared that facility unsafe. The state ordered Freedom to fix its issues or a different facility.