Ken Ward, Jr.

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Name: Ken Ward, Jr.
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Water testing team finds HCHM in home near treatment plant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A scientific team hired by the Tomblin administration said today that it had found MCHM in the tap water of a home near West Virginia American Water's Elk River treatment plant, a discovery that "implied there could be a source" of ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

MSHA cites company in coal slurry death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Mine management tried to expand a coal-slurry impoundment faster than was considered safe, and continued the work despite warnings that the site was becoming unstable, according to a new federal government report being issued this ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 1 reports

DEP, DHHR: Chemical leak legal action now moot

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Two Tomblin administration agencies are arguing that passage of new legislation aimed at avoiding a repeat of January's Elk River chemical leak makes moot a legal action accusing those agencies of inaction to prevent such disaste ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Feb 24 2014 - Updated Feb 25 2014 - 1 reports

Report outlines additional threats to Elk River water

Read the reportCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A new report from the West Virginia Rivers Coalition and the consulting firm Downstream Strategies identifies more potential threats of contamination to the Elk River, the drinking water supply for 300,000 state re ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Feb 24 2014]
First reported Feb 24 2014 - Updated Feb 24 2014 - 1 reports

Chemical spill 'wakeup call', poll finds

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginians view the January chemical spill on the Elk River as a "wakeup call" that the state needs a different approach to environmental protection, according to a new public opinion poll conducted for the Sierra Club.Seventy-three ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Feb 24 2014]
First reported Feb 20 2014 - Updated Feb 21 2014 - 1 reports

Yet another coal-related spill flows into a West Virginia creek as clean-up of two others continues

Randy Huffman, secretary of theWest Virginia Department of Environmental Protection,has been striking a new more environmentally protective tone.Ken Ward Jr. at the Charleston Gazette has reported another spill of coal-mining waste. According to state ... [Published Daily Kos - Feb 20 2014]
First reported Feb 18 2014 - Updated Feb 18 2014 - 1 reports

Late Night Open Thread

Now for something completely different. I am going to defend Jake Tapper, and do so quite forcefully. Despite what I perceive to be his flaws, Jake has been the only national reporter other than Rachel Maddow and the Benenbot v. 2014 (honestly, ... [Published Balloon Juice - Feb 18 2014]
First reported Jan 22 2014 - Updated Jan 22 2014 - 2 reports

Top CDC medical officer: Pregnant W. Va. women should have been warned about water sooner. Ya think?

Ken Ward Jr. reports at the Charleston Gazette:West Virginians should have been given clearer information that the 1-part-per-million screening level for the toxic chemical "Crude MCHM" was not a "bright line" between what exposures are safe and unsafe, ... [Published Daily Kos - Jan 22 2014]
First reported Jan 21 2014 - Updated Jan 22 2014 - 2 reports

Oh, by the way, says Freedom Industries, there was a second chemical leaking from that tank

Chemicals, schemicals, you can't expect Freedom Industries to keep track of all of them.Ken Ward Jr. at the Charleston Gazette reports :Federal and state investigators learned today that an additional chemical that wasn't previously identified was in ... [Published Daily Kos - Jan 21 2014]
First reported Jan 20 2014 - Updated Jan 21 2014 - 2 reports

Use of water 'your decision,' Tomblin says

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (center), flanked by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (left) and state Senate President Jeff Kessler, said Monday he thinks the choice for residents to start drinking their water again is a personal decision.Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Monday ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 21 2014]
First reported Jan 18 2014 - Updated Jan 18 2014 - 2 reports

CDC tested only 1 ingredient of Elk River chemical

Toxicity of all 7 combined unknownCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A key corporate study used by federal health officials to set a screening level for "Crude MCHM" in the West Virginia American Water system actually tested a pure form of the material's main ingredient ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 18 2014]
First reported Jan 10 2014 - Updated Jan 11 2014 - 2 reports

Freedom Industries cited for Elk chemical spill

This is the Freedom Industries plant along the Elk River, just north of Charleston, where the "Crude MCHM" leak occurred Thursday.CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- When West Virginia inspectors arrived at Freedom Industries late Thursday morning, they discovered that ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 11 2014]

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Poison in the Valleyby Evan Osnos [Published New Yorker - Apr 04 2014]
Water testing team finds HCHM in home near trea... [Published Charleston Gazette - Mar 25 2014]
MSHA cites company in coal slurry death [Published Charleston Gazette - Mar 20 2014]
DEP, DHHR: Chemical leak legal action now moot [Published Charleston Gazette - Mar 14 2014]
Report outlines additional threats to Elk River... [Published Charleston Gazette - Feb 24 2014]
Chemical spill 'wakeup call', poll finds [Published Charleston Gazette - Feb 24 2014]
WVU study links MTR to high-risk air quality in... [Published Charleston Gazette - Feb 21 2014]
Yet another coal-related spill flows into a Wes... [Published Daily Kos - Feb 20 2014]
Coal slurry spill reported in McDowell County [Published Charleston Gazette - Feb 19 2014]
Late Night Open Thread [Published Balloon Juice - Feb 18 2014]
That recent W.Va. coal slurry spill one state o... [Published Daily Kos - Feb 12 2014]
'Significant' spill of coal slurry taints creek... [Published Daily Kos - Feb 11 2014]
Health officials say formaldehyde found in WV w... [Published Daily Kos - Jan 30 2014]
Testing shows chemical decline, but questions p... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 23 2014]
Chemical Safety Board concerned about PPH spill... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 23 2014]
Committee moves to weaken water standards [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 23 2014]
Top CDC medical officer: Pregnant W. Va. women ... [Published Daily Kos - Jan 22 2014]
CDC: Pregnant women should have been warned abo... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 22 2014]
Oh, by the way, says Freedom Industries, there ... [Published Daily Kos - Jan 21 2014]
Elk River smell included another chemical [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 21 2014]
Use of water 'your decision,' Tomblin says [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 21 2014]
Details of Tomblin's storage tank bill revealed [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 20 2014]
Tomblin: 'It's your decision' whether to use water [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 20 2014]
CDC tested only 1 ingredient of Elk River chemical [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 18 2014]
Experts: Not enough data to judge MCHM dangers [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 18 2014]
48 Hours After West Virginia Told Residents It ... [Published Think Progress - Jan 16 2014]
EPA: Spill size not yet known [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 16 2014]
Worth reading: West Virginia chemical release, ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jan 15 2014]
Chemical Safety Board promises broad probe of s... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 15 2014]
EPA's role in response to chemical spill minimal [Published Charleston Gazette - Jan 15 2014]
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Yet another coal-related spill flows into a Wes... [Published Daily Kos - Feb 20 2014]
Randy Huffman, secretary of theWest Virginia Department of Environmental Protection,has been striking a new more environmentally protective tone.Ken Ward Jr. at the Charleston Gazette has reported another spill of coal-mining waste. According to state ...
Late Night Open Thread [Published Balloon Juice - Feb 18 2014]
Now for something completely different. I am going to defend Jake Tapper, and do so quite forcefully. Despite what I perceive to be his flaws, Jake has been the only national reporter other than Rachel Maddow and the Benenbot v. 2014 (honestly, ...
That recent W.Va. coal slurry spill one state o... [Published Daily Kos - Feb 12 2014]
Bales were set up to block coal slurry from flowing down Fields Creek in West Virginia after a spill Tuesday.On Tuesday, a malfunctioning valve in an eight-inch pipeline operated by the Patriot Coal Corp. 16 miles south of Charleston, West Virginia, ...
'Significant' spill of coal slurry taints creek... [Published Daily Kos - Feb 11 2014]
The coal slurry spill in West Virginia Tuesday morning wasn't nearly as bad as this one in Inez,Kentucky, 11 years ago, but the risk is always there, especially when regulators don't regulate.Officials of the state's Department of Environmental Protection ...
Health officials say formaldehyde found in WV w... [Published Daily Kos - Jan 30 2014]
Elk River downstream of the chemical spillAn environmental scientist in West Virginia said in a Wednesday legislative hearing that water samples he had taken from a downtown Charleston site contained formaldehyde—and that this had convinced him not to ...
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