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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Action Alert Ciera Pennington January 9, 2016
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! More
Issues: MCHMWater
Action Alert Ciera Pennington December 22, 2015
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. More
Issues: EventMCHMWater
Action Alert Ciera Pennington September 8, 2015
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. More
Issues: EventMCHMWater
Action Alert   May 21, 2015
Join the movement for a safe water system!
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% rate increase. In the meantime, we are continuing to build a strong movement that can challenge WV American Water and demand a safe water system. More
Issues: MCHMWater
MCHM tanks
Action Alert   March 4, 2015
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! More
Issues: MCHMWater
MCHM tanks
Action Alert   February 3, 2015
Drinking Water Protections Under Attack
We need your calls and emails today! Drinking water protections are under attack at the State Capitol. More
Issues: MCHMWater
Charleston WV Water Crisis
Action Alert   January 5, 2015
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. More
Issues: MCHMWater
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett January 17, 2014
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. Why was this disaster allowed to happen and how will we prevent a disaster like this from happening ever again? More
Issues: MCHMWater