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How Industrial Chemical Regulation Failed West Virginia

For Charleston Gazette reporter Ken Ward, the recent chemical spill — and sometimes confusing information authorities have provided about the risks to citizens — reflect long-standing regulatory failures in the state. He says West Virginia has "basically ignored" recommendations for stricter oversight.

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How Industrial Chemical Regulation Failed West Virginia

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