West Virginia Chemical Spill: Freedom Industry Seeks to Settle with Victims

Freedom Industries, whose facility in Charleston caused the January 2014 West Virginia chemical spill into the Elk River, is seeking to close out it bankruptcy liquidation proceedings by offering to pay a lump sum of to various creditors and potential creditors. Those who would receive payments under the settlement include residents who were adversely affected by the chemical spill. According to news reports, the total amount offered is $6.7 million, with $2.7 million of that amount earmarked for chemical spill victims.

If you were adversely affected by the West Virginia chemical spill, contact Attorney Group today. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be eligible to participate in the proposed settlement.

However, the deadline for submitting claims is no later than August 14, 2015 for most claimants. If you think you have a claim, it is imperative that you act soon.

Attorney Group offers free, no obligation consultations to those who have been impacted by environmental accidents like the West Virginia chemical spill. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.

Spill Victims Included Among Bankruptcy Creditors

According to a May 2015 report from the Insurance Journal:

Freedom Industries wants to wrap up its bankruptcy case by paying a variety of groups $6.7 million, including $2.7 million for victims of the company’s January 2014 chemical spill that sullied the water supply across nine counties.

Freedom’s January 2014 spill spurred a ban on tap water for 300,000 people for days. Businesses that couldn’t operate without water, including restaurants, and individuals are among those seeking payouts from Freedom.

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency following the chemical spill, and residents of Kanawha, Boone, Putnam, Lincoln, Logan, Clay, Roane and Jackson Counties were advised by West Virginia American Water to not use their water for bathing, cooking or drinking.

The Time to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Affected Residents Must Act Soon.

 Other reports state that the deadline for submitting claims will be as early as August 14, 2015, although it is believed that women who were pregnant at the time of the chemical spill and small businesses will be able to submit claims after that date.

All affected residents are encouraged to contact an attorney and submit their claims as soon as possible.

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