New Chemical Identified In West Virginia's Elk River Spill
West Virginians were hit this week with more troubling news about their water supply. Freedom Industries revealed that a second chemical had leaked from its storage tank in the January 9th spill, which affected 300,000 people. State regulators ordered Freedom Industries to provide a list of every substance that leaked into the river. More than 80,000 chemicals are used in the U.S. Yet the health risks of most of them are unknown. A discussion of the West Virginia chemical spill and whether water supplies elsewhere in the country need better safeguards.
reporter, The Charleston Gazette.
national environmental reporter, The Associated Press.
assistant managing editor and senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek, and author of "Glock: The Rise of America's Gun." His new book, about the Chevron oil pollution case in Ecuador, will be out later this year.
managing director, U.S. Chemical Safety Board.