Stormwater Overflow Being Monitored After Water Goes Into Elk River
The situation is still being monitored after a stormwater collection trench overflowed Thursday evening and sent a "small but undetermined" amount of water into the Elk River, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. West Virginia American Water detected no traces of the chemical that spilled in January at its treatment plant Thursday night. The water treatment plant is 1.6 miles downstream from Freedom Industries. Freedom will start tearing down its tanks in Charleston by the end of the month, per state orders, and the DEP has warned that the process could stir up the black licorice chemical smell again.