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Parties Reach $151M Settlement In West Virginia Drinking Water Contamination Case

(November 3, 2016, 9:12 AM EDT) -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Parties engaged in a groundwater contamination lawsuit related to the chemical spill of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) have reached a $151 million settlement agreement in which $76 million in payments are guaranteed, one of the attorneys representing the plaintiffs told Mealey Publications Nov. 2 (Crystal Good, et al. v. American Water Works Co. Inc., No. 14-1374, S.D. W.Va.).

Chemical Spill

On Jan. 9, 2014, a chemical storage tank at the Etowah River Terminal, which provides potable water to hundreds of thousands of residences and...
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