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Brockovich Says Concerns Remain Over MCHM In Water Tanks, Appliances

Reported: Mar. 5, 2014 11:46 PM EST
Updated: Mar. 6, 2014 3:02 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Environmental and legal activist Erin Brockovich said concerns remain that MCHM sticks to plumbing and fixtures in water systems affected by the West Virginia water crisis.

In a statement posted on her website this week, Brockovich asked how many gallons of water it would take to remove the chemical from water heaters and other appliance reservoirs.

Brockovich said those using the water should remain vigilant, and that she believed the water was safer to use for cleaning if it was odor free and appeared clear.

“Myself, I would continue to wait for the system to be confirmed chemically free and then thoroughly flush and drain the water system before using it for drinking or cooking,” Brockovich wrote.

Brockovich and her legal team have visited West Virginia to investigate the situation, following the spill of 10,000 gallons of MCHM at Freedom industries Elk River facility, which contaminated the water supply to 300,000 West Virginians in nine counties.

Brockovich said her team is working on its legal strategy and doesn’t want to “get caught up in the wasteful time delay tactic of bankruptcy court.”



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