W.Va. chemical spill brings calls for regulatory reform

01/13/2014 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A chemical spill last week into the Elk River in West Virginia is prompting calls from environmental groups for regulatory reforms in the area. The spill site had not been inspected by federal or state authorities since 1991, according to Angela Rosser, the executive director of West Virginia Rivers Coalition. West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is working with the State Department of Environmental Protection on practices to help prevent future leaks.

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