Pollution

Company Behind W. Va. Chemical Leak Files for Bankruptcy

Owes more than $3 million to 20 creditors

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CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 17 (UPI)—Freedom Industries, responsible for the chemical leak that left portions of West Virginia without water for days, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday.

The filing indicated the company's assets and liabilities as "unknown," the Charleston Gazette reported. Chemstream Holdings Inc. of Stoystown, Pa., was listed as the owner.

The documents indicated Freedom owes $3.66 million to its top 20 unsecured creditors, led by $648,221 owed to Atlanta-based FloMin Coal Inc.