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Putnam County, W.Va., Agrees to Settlement Over MCHM Dumped in Landfill

Putnam County, W.Va., Agrees to Settlement Over MCHM Dumped in Landfill

After more than a year of litigation and settlement discussions, a deal has been reached over the dumping of MCHM into a Hurricane landfill.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Putnam County Commission agreed to the terms of a settlement between the county, the city of Hurricane and Disposal Services -- a subsidiary of Waste Management -- which was paid to dispose of chemical waste from the January 2014 Freedom Industries spill that contaminated the water of more than 300,000 people.

The settlement requires five years of chemical sampling to ensure that none of the MCHM disposed of in the landfill is released in significant levels and calls for the county and city to recoup $600,000 in legal and technical fees they paid out over the past year as they litigated the lawsuit in federal court.

Continue reading at WVGazette.com

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