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W.Va. Official: Spill Company Knew Of 2nd Chemical

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - An environmental official says the company in the West Virginia water crisis immediately knew a second chemical leaked from its plant into the river, telling its workers in an email.
    
However, Freedom Industries did not let state government officials know about the second chemical, which was discovered in later testing. State environmental department official Mike Dorsey says most company employees also did not skim far enough to see the information.
    
Dorsey made the remarks Thursday on MetroNews radio, explaining the 12-day delay in the second chemical's disclosure.
    
A chemical used to clean coal spilled from the tank into the Elk River Jan. 9. About 300,000 people were without water for days. Freedom told environmental officials Tuesday that a second, less toxic chemical also was mixed in the tank.
    
A call to Freedom Industries was not immediately returned Friday.

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