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W.Va. spill company due in bankruptcy court

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The company that spilled chemicals into 300,000 West Virginians' water supply is due in bankruptcy court.

A hearing is set for Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston.

Among other motions, Freedom Industries is seeking to hire a chief restructuring officer as it winds down its 51-employee operations.

The company filed for bankruptcy about a week after the Jan. 9 spill.

A chemical used to clean coal spilled from the tank at Freedom Industries into the Elk River and contaminated the water for up to 10 days.


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