WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said Thursday the storage tank facility owned by Freedom Industries in Charleston should be torn down.
Manchin said that would help restore confidence in the water system.
The following is Manchin’s full statement:
“After speaking to people directly affected by the spill, it is clear West Virginians are still very concerned about the quality of their water and the potential long-term effects of the water contamination. The first step to restoring confidence in our water system and ensuring West Virginians that their water is safe is to tear down Freedom Industry’s facility and completely remediate the site. We need to start from scratch. In addition, I will continue to work at the federal level to pass legislation that will fix the problems that allowed this disaster to happen in the first place.”