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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

Friday, January 10, 2014

Statement Of U.S. Attorney Goodwin On Chemical Release Into Water Supply

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin today issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s release of a potentially dangerous chemical into the southern West Virginia water supply:

“Yesterday’s release of a potentially dangerous chemical into our water supply has put hundreds of thousands of West Virginians at risk, severely disrupted our region’s economy, and upended people’s daily lives. My office and other federal law enforcement authorities have opened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the release. We will determine what caused it and take whatever action is appropriate based on the evidence we uncover.”

Click here to listen to an audio sound bite from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin

Updated January 7, 2015