W.Va. spill company: fees 'appear to be large' - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

W.Va. spill company: fees 'appear to be large'

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Dirty Girl Mud Run scheduled in Charleston, WV now canceled

    UPDATE: Dirty Girl Mud Run scheduled in Charleston, WV now canceled

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:50:21 GMT
    UPDATE: 13 NEWS has learned the Dirty Girl Mud Run has been officially canceled for this weekend in Charleston. 
    UPDATE: 13 NEWS has learned the Dirty Girl Mud Run has been officially canceled for this weekend in Charleston. 
  • Charges dismissed against Charleston, WV attorney after shooting incident

    Charges dismissed against Charleston, WV attorney after shooting incident

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:53:28 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    A judge has found a Charleston attorney "not criminally responsible" for a shooting that happened at his home in 2013.Mark Bramble, 50, was arrested last August and charged with attempted murder and wanton endangerment. The charges have been dismissed.
    A judge has found a Charleston attorney "not criminally responsible" for a shooting that happened at his home in 2013.Mark Bramble, 50, was arrested last August and charged with attempted murder and wanton endangerment. The charges have been dismissed.
  • UPDATE: Man shot during fight on Charleston's east end

    UPDATE: Man shot during fight on Charleston's east end

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:10:50 GMT
    A man was shot in the hand during a robbery on Charleston's east end on July 22 at about 10:30 a.m.
    A man was shot in the hand during a robbery on Charleston's east end on July 22 at about 10:30 a.m.
CHARLESTON, WV -
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The company at the center of West Virginia's chemical spill says costs of $1.9 million accumulated since the January leak "appear to be large," but are justified.
 
Freedom Industries Chief Restructuring Officer Mark Welch wrote in bankruptcy filings that despite the price tag, the court should let Freedom make the payments through March 31 for contractors. The costs include environmental cleanup, legal fees, consulting and more.
 
Freedom filed for bankruptcy eight days after its tank leaked chemicals into the water supply for 300,000 people. Dozens of businesses and individuals sued Freedom, but the lawsuits are frozen during bankruptcy proceedings. Restaurants filed many of the suits, claiming they lost profits amid a water-use ban lasting four to 10 days.
 
Welch wrote that some contracted work helped minimize other costs.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.