CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Freedom Industries submitted its remediation plan to the state Department of Environmental Protection Monday and West Virginia American Water announced initial test results on carbon filters recently changed at the company’s Elk River plant in Charleston.
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Freedom’s remediation plan spells out how the company will clean up its Elk River site where the chemical MCHM leaked Jan. 9 touching off the nine-county water emergency. The plan was formulated by Pennsylvania-based Civil and Environmental Consultants. The company said its plan could change.
“Despite these variables, it is important to note that the remedial options ultimately selected will be designed to achieve the overall objective of remediating the site to eliminate current and future threats to human health and the environment related to the MCHM release,” the company said.
Meanwhile, West Virginia American Water said water samples taken from the first two filters where the carbon was changed in the Kanawha Valley Treatment Plant just down from the Freedom site showed “no detection of MCHM.”
The company is continuing the process of changing the plant’s 16 filters. It’s expected to take about nine weeks.