3/16/2014 9:20 PM
by Associated Press
CHARLESTON - A tank cluster that leaked chemicals into the drinking water of 300,000 West Virginians shows few signs that it's on the brink of destruction.
Freedom Industries hit a state deadline Saturday to start scrapping its chemical storage headquarters. So far, crews have carved a small patch out of one tank to remove chemical remnants. Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Randy Huffman says the order is both protective and symbolic.
Federal Chemical Safety Board Officials say it's unique to force a facility like Freedom to be torn down since there was no major explosion or similar destruction at the plant.