Formaldehyde found in West Virginia water

by Cassady Craighill

January 30, 2014

Nearly three weeks after a chemical spill from Freedom Industries dumped4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol into West Virginia’s water sources, experts find formaldehyde in the drinking water.

After testing tap water samples in Charleston, a member of West Virginia’s Environmental Quality Board told a legislative board that some West Virginians were certainly breathing formaldehyde gas when showering.

The formaldehyde is a product of4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol which is used to clean coal.

Read more about what this means for West Virginia’s drinking water.

Hear from West Virginian residents below as they deal with the water shortage crisis:

Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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