Tag: MCHM

4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol. On January 9, 2014, an estimated 10,000 gallons of an industrial chemical, 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM), spilled into the Elk River just upstream from the Kanawha County municipal water intake in Charleston, West Virginia.

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January 9, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Don’t let WV American Water off the hook!
Tell the WV Public Service Commission (PSC) not to let WV American Water off the hook for the chemical spill response!
Issues: MCHMWater
December 22, 2015 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Join us for the two-year anniversary event of the #wvwatercrisis!
In conjunction with the two-year anniversary of the water crisis, West Virginia Rivers Coalition and local partners, including WV CAG, are hosting a Safe Water Public Forum at the WV Culture Center in Charleston on January 9th from 3-6 pm.
Issues: EventMCHMWater
September 8, 2015 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Demand a safe, locally owned water system!
Nearly two years after the water crisis, New Jersey-based West Virginia American Water is still refusing to invest in a safe water system, while letting our infrastructure fall apart and raising our rates! We are far from having the safe water system we need and deserve.
Issues: EventMCHMWater
May 21, 2015 Action Alert Karan Ireland
Join the movement for a safe water system!
Citizen Action Group Action Alert View / Comment Online Last Sunday, ratepayers rallied at WV American Water’s Treatment Plant to tell the company that we refuse to pay for their mistakes.Sunday’s action was just the beginning. The Public Service Commission has until late February 2016 to make its decision about WV American Water’s proposed 30% […]
Issues: MCHMWater
March 21, 2015 Newsletter Julie Archer
Legislative Wrap-Up: 2015 Session Closes
Campaign Finance Legislation Stalls in House; Non-Partisan Judicial Elections, Other Reforms Headed to Governor; Aboveground Storage Tank Act Amended; Some Good News For Water Quality; Reflections on Internship with CAG; Recycling Cooperatives Bill Headed to Governor; Energy Efficient WV Fought off Bad Policy, Ran out of Time on Another; Selma Memory March This Sunday.
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsEnergy efficiencyMCHMRecyclingWater
MCHM tanks
March 10, 2015 Action Alert Karan Ireland
I have a big favor to ask of you!
The House Judiciary Committee passed SB 423 without amendment on Monday evening. We have reason to believe that your voices at last Friday’s public hearing have prevented further weakening of the bill, but we still need to beef it up or kill it altogether. We have something big to ask of you!
Issues: Aboveground tanksMCHMWater
March 8, 2015 Newsletter jessica
Week 8: Home Stretch but No Time to Rest!
No Time to Rest. Sustained Outrage Needed.
Issues: Clean electionsEducationMCHMRecyclingRight to workWater
MCHM tanks
March 4, 2015 Action Alert Karan Ireland
Will You Tell Your Story on Friday?
Tell the West Virginia House of Delegates we won't accept legislation that leaves our water systems, families, and communities at risk! The House is having a Public Hearing this Friday, March 6 at 8:30 am. It's urgent that we pack the House on and let them know WE HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN!
Issues: MCHMWater
MCHM tanks
February 3, 2015 Action Alert Karan Ireland
Drinking Water Protections Under Attack
We need your calls and emails today! Drinking water protections are under attack at the State Capitol.
Issues: MCHMWater
Charleston WV Water Crisis
January 5, 2015 Action Alert Karan Ireland
Friday January 9 Activities Mark Anniversary of Water Crisis
A year ago on January 9, many of us woke and wondered what was in the air that could be causing a strange licorice-like odor? Later, we learned that it was not only our air, but our water, that had been contaminated here in Charleston, and in eight other neighboring counties.
Issues: MCHMWater
MCHM
January 17, 2014 Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett
WV Citizen Action Statement on WV Water Crisis
WV Citizen Action Statement on WV Water Crisis More than a week after tanks at Freedom Industries leaked 7500 gallons of a toxic chemical 4 Methylcyclohexane Methanol (4 MCHM) into the Elk River, citizens across the region remain at risk of exposure. Many citizens are questioning why this disaster was allowed to happen and how […]
Issues: MCHMWater
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