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Officials hosting congressional hearing on chemical leak in Charleston, WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WYMT/WSAZ) -- A Congressional hearing into last month's chemical leak into the Elk River is scheduled for Monday at 9 a.m. at the Kanawha County Courthouse in Charleston.

An estimated 10,000 gallons of the chemical MCHM leaked from a tank at Freedom Industries and tainted the water supply for about 100,000 West Virginia American Water customers in nine counties.

The president of West Virginia American Water is scheduled to testify at the hearing, as is the chairman of the U.S. chemical Safety Board and the director of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.


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