Posts Tagged ‘west virginia’

Uncertain future: Water crisis in Coal Country

West Virginians search for safe water and reassurance, six weeks after Elk River chemical spill. It’s been more than than two months since Freedom Industries spilled 10,000 gallons of toxic 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) and an unknown amount of a polyglycol ethers, known as PPH into the Elk River, a tributary of the Kanawha River, in […]


Corporate giant Century Aluminum holds West Virginia retirees hostage in exchange for cheap power.

This story has come full circle. In February 2012, I covered the heartbreaking struggle of Century Aluminum retirees in Ravenswood, West Virginia as they fought for the return of healthcare benefits – paid for through decades of wage deductions while with the company. A month later that year, they struck a deal with Century and […]