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Unsealed Docs Show Union Carbide Leaked Toxics Into Creek For Years

“Newly unsealed court documents provide additional evidence that chemical giant Union Carbide Corp. failed to report the presence of a toxic dumping site in South Charleston that has been leaking hazardous substances into nearby Davis Creek.

Senior U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, ruled in mid-September that more than a dozen court documents should be made public. Documents had been sealed under a protective order at the request of Union Carbide.

The decision came after West Virginia Public Broadcasting and several local conservation groups wrote to the court urging transparency in relation to the Filmont landfill, a Carbide-owned dump site located near the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston and Davis Creek, a tributary of the Kanawha River.”

Brittany Patterson reports for West Virginia Public Broadcasting October 14, 2020.