Comments for: What if chemists had a nontoxic goal? Would W.Va. water have been drinkable?

Posted Jan. 28, 2014, at 10:44 a.m.

Three weeks after thousands of gallons of a coal-cleaning chemical spilled into West Virginia’s Elk River, some residents have only recently been told that their water is safe to drink. Very little toxicity data existed for the spilled chemical, 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol, or MCHM, so regulators didn’t have a threshold concentration below …

Guidelines for posting on bangordailynews.com

The Bangor Daily News encourages comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service.

  1. Keep it civil and stay on topic
  2. No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks.
  3. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked.
The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more):

Similar Articles

ADVERTISEMENT | Grow your business
ADVERTISEMENT | Grow your business