• West Virginia Water Contamination Brings Company Safety Practices into Focus
  • March 4, 2014
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • At least twenty putative class actions asserting claims of negligence, gross negligence and strict liability for ultra-hazardous activity have been filed naming Freedom Industries Inc., the company that owns the site responsible for leaking 7,500 gallons of coal-cleaning chemical into West Virginia’s Elk River. The region’s U.S. Attorney has also pledged to take action if federal criminal laws were violated in relation to the spill. Read the Sutherland article, which explains how the recent spill highlights the need for effective implementation of company process safety and risk management systems.